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RCMP ask for information on 10th anniversary of Jerell Aaron Wright murder

Investigators do not believe Wright was the intended target of the shooting
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Jerell Aaron Wright (Photo courtesy of Halifax District RCMP)

On the 10th anniversary of the murder of Jerell Aaron Wright, Halifax District RCMP are hoping someone will come forward with information to help them advance their investigation.

Wright (aka Rutu) was standing in a driveway at 16 Clarence St. in North Preston at around 10:45 p.m. on May 13, 2009 when police say he was shot by someone in a passing vehicle.

The suspects sped off and Wright later died in hospital.

Investigators say others were in the driveway at the time of the shooting and they do not believe Wright was the intended target.

They also believe there are people who could provide them with information that could lead to an arrest and possible charges.

"Any piece of information could prove useful to investigators," Mounties said in a news release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902 490-5020 or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.

The case is also part of the Nova Scotia's Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program which offers up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. All calls to 1-888-710-9090 are recorded and those who come forward through that route have to provide their name and contact information, and may be called to testify in court.


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