Rome Police and Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers are teaming up in an effort to solve a homicide from 2013.

Police say 32-year old Jason Oates was shot and killed in the rear parking lot of the Rome YMCA on West Bloomfield Street on March 28, 2013

They say Oates was from Alabama, but did travel between that state and Rome at the time he was killed.  He was living a short distance from the murder scene.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS) or visit

A reward of up to $1,500 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.