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Crime Stoppers July 13: Unsolved murder of 19-year-old Aaron Whitt

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Aaron Whitt was gunned down June 24 and Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper needs your help solving the murder. (abc3340.com) Aaron Whitt was gunned down June 24 and Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper needs your help solving the murder. (abc3340.com)

Birmingham police needs your help in this week's Crime Stoppers case involving the June murder of 19-year-old Aaron Whitt.

Police believe Aaron Whitt was chased down from behind before he was tragically gunned down less than one month ago. There's still time to help detectives solve this crime.

Chief A.C. Roper has more:

"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper.

Aaron Whitt was too young to die. He was 19 years old and had his whole life ahead of him. Someone took that life, and that person needs to be held accountable.

Shortly after midnight June 24, someone was driving by the 2800 block of Wilson Road. That person saw Whitt lying on the sidewalk. When our officers got to the scene, they saw that Whitt had been shot. He was dead.

We're told Whitt frequently visited the Kimbrough Housing Community across the street.

We believe Whitt was being chased when he was shot. We need to know who was chasing him and why. Who took his life?

This is how you can help: Contact Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. Trust me: You will remain anonymous. You may think your information won't help, but it could get justice for the teenager.

We need to get to the bottom of what happened to Aaron Whitt. We owe it to his family and to the community.

If you can help, contact Crime Stoppers now.

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

You can reach Crime Stoppers anytime by phone at 205-254-7777 or by texting the word "CRIMES" with your tip to 7777.

To send a tip online, go to www.crimestoppersmetroal.com and click on the "submit an online tip" link.

NOTE:  You will remain anonymous no matter which method you contact Crime Stoppers. Each tipster receives a private code number, which you can use to claim a cash reward should your tip lead to an arrest. 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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