Homicide Victim's Wife ask community for help

By Melanie Posey

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Speaking through an interpreter, with Birmingham Police standing nearby, the wife of Angel Munos made a tearful pleas. "I'm asking the whole hispanic community in helping capture the persons at fault," the woman who asked to remain nameless said. "I'm his wife. I'm left with three small children and I am totally helpless. He was a good husband to his family and his murder has left a great emptiness nobody can fill."

Birmingham police say in the early hours of Sunday, March 28th, Munos and a friend were leaving a hispanic club located in what used to be Spud's Sports Bar. Munos reportedly saw two men fighting and when he tried to break it up, was shot and killed.

"He didn't deserve what happened to him," said lead detective, Warren Cotton. He says police have had a hard time getting information in the case. He says many times, in cases involving the Latino community it's hard getting witnesses and victims to come forward, many times because they're afraid of being deported. "We've never been in a position to deport any family because they reported a crime or were a victim of a crime."

Birmingham police have set up several hotlines for those with information to call and make an annonymous tip. You can call a spanish hotline at 1-877-298-3220. Or you can call Crimestoppers at 254-7777. A Spanish interpreter will be available.

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