- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

ROME, N.Y. (AP) - A Mohawk Valley group is offering a reward for information in the killing of a man found shot to death three years ago behind a YMCA.

Police in Rome responded to reports of gunshots in March 2013 and found 32-year-old Jason Oates, of Alabama, dead with his money and cellphone still on him.

No one was charged in the slaying.

Now the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is teaming up with local police to try to solve the case. The group is offering a $1,500 reward and promises those with information will remain anonymous.

Captain Timothy Bates says police believe the shooting wasn’t random.

Police say Oates moved to Rome to pursue a career in rap music.

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