Gov. Ivey’s signs proclamation for reward to solve Zakia Bibb’s cold case

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A request to the governor’s office for a reward for information relating to the arrest and conviction of suspects in the Zakia Bibbs case was approved. Gov. Ivey signed the proclamation on Aug. 29, 2019, which authorized a reward of $5,000 to anyone that helps solve Bibb’s cold case.

The following is a summary of the case provided by the Tuscaloosa Violent Crime’s Unit:

On Friday 7.5.19 (day after the July 4th holiday) at approximately 11:00 PM the victim, Zakia Bibbs, along with several passengers, were driving northbound on I-59 near the 94-mile marker.  The victims were driving a black Ford Fusion.  A dark-colored vehicle, possibly a Nissan Pathfinder or similar SUV, approached the victim’s vehicle with high beams on.  After allowing the SUV to pass, the vehicle then slowed down, and the victim attempted to pass the SUV.  The victim and suspect vehicle passed each other a few times, until the suspect vehicle drove alongside Bibbs vehicle and an occupant began firing into Bibbs vehicle with multiple rounds.  Several occupants in Bibb’s vehicle were struck.  The victims left the interstate at Exit 97, and found that Bibbs had been killed. 

Anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) involved in this case would be eligible for the governor’s reward of $5000.  We would like to thank Governor Ivy for her quick attention to this matter.

Anyone with who witnessed any of these events or believes they have any information relating to this case is encouraged to contact the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit at (205) 464-8690.

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