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Police continue to investigate the murder of Jerell Aaron Wright


Today marks the 7th anniversary of the murder of Jerell Aaron Wright.

At about 10:45 p.m. on May 13, 2009, Mr. Wright (aka Rutu) arrived at a residence on 16 Clarence St., North Preston. He was standing in a shared driveway when a series of gunshots were fired in his direction from a vehicle driving by. Mr. Wright was shot and later died in hospital. According to police, those responsible for the shooting immediately left the area in the vehicle.

The investigation, to date, has led police to believe the victim was not alone in the driveway when he was shot and that he was not the intended target. Police believe there are persons who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Jerell Aaron Wright to come forward to speak with investigators with the goal of ultimately leading to an arrest in this case. Investigators believe that there are witnesses who have information that could result in arrests and possible charges. Any piece of information could prove useful to investigators.

The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Jerell Aaron Wright. The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

People can contact any RCMP office, Halifax Regional Police or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50 – $2000. Jerell Wright`s case is registered with the Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Source: Media Release


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