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Crime Stoppers April 2: Clues needed in Railroad Park shooting

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Birmingham Police need the public's help in solving the murder of 15-year-old Jarmaine Walton, who was shot to death at Railroad Park on March 17. Birmingham Police need the public's help in solving the murder of 15-year-old Jarmaine Walton, who was shot to death at Railroad Park on March 17.
Detectives need assistance in locating the person shown above who is believed to have witnessed the murder of Walton. Detectives need assistance in locating the person shown above who is believed to have witnessed the murder of Walton.

RAILROAD PARK SHOOTING:

Police are pounding the pavement gathering clues to solve a shooting that happened at Railroad Park Sunday, March 17th. A picture of the victim, 15-year-old Jarmaine Walton, is posted to the right of this story.

"You would think that we would be getting better, but we don't have any closure to this at all," said Walton's aunt, Patricia Pickett.

Detectives need someone to come forward immediately. Remember: If you call Crime Stoppers, you will remain anonymous, and you cannot be called to court to testify.

"The young people here have a code on the street they call "no snitching," and it's kind of hindering our investigation," said Birmingham Detective Jonathon Ross.

Detectives also hope the public can identify a key witness who may have more information. A picture of the witness is also posted to the right of this story. Police believe he may have seen the suspect before he turned to watch people flee the scene.

In addition to a Crime Stoppers tip of up to $5,000, the community has banded together to add more reward money. You can reach Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777.

Also, you can text 7777, along with your tip, to the word "CRIMES." Or if you prefer to send an encrypted tip online, go to www.crimestoppersmetroal.com click on the "submit an online tip" link.

No matter which method you choose, you will remain anonymous. Each tipster receives a private code number. If an arrest is made based on an individual's tip, the tipster can use the code number to claim a cash reward.

Crime Stoppers cannot call tipsters to testify in court.

Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is a partnership between local law enforcement, the Birmingham Business Alliance and ABC 33/40. Together, our goal is to make our community a safer place to live and work.

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