Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama and the Hoover Police Department (HPD) are offering up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of anyone responsible for the 2020 murder of a Hoover woman.

Shemethia Tynise Coteat was murdered on Valentine’s Day in 2020. She was 41.

HPD responded to a shooting on February 14, 2020, at 6:53 p.m. in front of 808 Tyler Circle at The Park at Wellington and Wakefield apartment complex.

According to police, Coteat exited her car after returning home from running errands. She went to the back of her vehicle to retrieve some items when she was shot four times from behind.

Shemethia Tynise Coteat
Shemethia Tynise Coteat. Photo from Hoover Police Facebook page.

Police believe Coteat’s killer specifically targeted her, although they do not know the reason. They said the suspect was waiting in the parking lot for Coteat.

Police said they have a suspect but need further information to lead to an arrest. They said they hope the reward money will incentivize someone to step forward with the information necessary to bring Coteat’s killer to justice. 

The $5,000 will be awarded to the person who provides the final piece of information that leads to the suspect’s arrest. 

All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. To provide a tip to Crime Stoppers, call the hotline at 205-254-7777, visit the Crime Stoppers website or contact HPD detective Brad Fountain at 205-444-7562.

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