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Crime Stoppers April 6: Railroad Park shooting still unsolved

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Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper needs your help finding Jarmaine Walton's killer. (abc3340.com) Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper needs your help finding Jarmaine Walton's killer. (abc3340.com)

This week's Crime Stoppers unsolved homicide case focuses on the Railroad Park shooting that claimed the life of a Birmingham teenager.

It happened Sunday, March 17th. As Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper explains, there is a reward for those who help police find the suspect.

"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. This is a case we refuse to give up on. Our officers are pounding the pavement gathering clues, but we hope your help can provide the missing link detectives need.

Jarmaine Walton was just 15 years old when he was shot and killed. He lost his life at Railroad Park Sunday, March 17th.

That night, officers were called to the park near 14th Street South. Walton was lying in the park and had been shot. Off-duty officers had just dispersed a crowd of young men. They had started an altercation near the 18th Street South side when shots were fired.

That's when people in the park began leaving, but officers were able to talk to several witnesses. They told us a group from Fairfield and Loveman's Village were involved in the altercation. We don't believe Walton was involved in the argument, though.

We need someone to come forward. Someone has to speak up to get justice for Walton. His family deserves closure.

If you know anything know Crime Stoppers is here for your protection. Our program keeps you anonymous, so there's no reason to fear. You never give your name, and Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court. Just dial 205-254-7777. There's a cash reward if you have the right tip, and you still won't have to give your name.

It's time to close this case. Jarmaine Walton needs real justice, and it's up to you to help provide it.

With Crime Stoppers, I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper."

You can reach Crime Stoppers anytime 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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