Media Release 254
Cold Case Murder Investigation Update
The Birmingham Police Department reports and arrest has been made in the murder of Justin Lett.
The suspect has been identified as Cameron Cook, (29), male of Birmingham, Alabama.
After an extensive investigation, Detectives from the Birmingham Police Department’s Homicide Cold Case Unit presented information gathered on the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. Detectives obtained a warrant for Murder ($100,000 bond). The suspect Cameron Cook was already in custody at the Jefferson County Jail on another Capitol Murder case with no bond, which also occurred in Birmingham in 2018. Cook will remain in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.
The Birmingham Police Department will continue to pursue justice for the victim and families of those affected by violence by relentless pursuing those responsible.
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On May 12, 2018, 28 year old Justin Lett went missing after a night out in Birmingham. Justin and his friends visited several locations in Birmingham and ended the night out at Marty’s located in 5 Point South. Justin was last seen leaving Marty’s after being picked up by someone in a white sedan. Justin was reported missing by his family after he found not be contacted.
On Monday, May 14, 2020, officers from South Precinct responded the 1100 block of Appalachee Street at approximately 11:30 a.m. Officer arrived and found the victim, Justin Lett lying on the ground unresponsive with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the location and pronounced the victim deceased.