From Staff Reports
Authorities announced today that a second teen has been charged in the murder of Mike Gilotti, a Hoover resident and Iraq War veteran, killed outside of his home in January.
Ahmad Jaquan Johnson, 17, of Birmingham is being charged with murder in the death of Gilotti, 33, who was killed on early in the morning on Jan. 5 as he was leaving to go to the gym.
Ahmad Jaquan Johnson is the second teen charged in the murder of Mike Gilotti, an Iraq War veteran killed outside his Hoover residence.
Early in the investigation, police believed that there was a connection between the shooting and the vandalism of several vehicles in the Lake Cyrus subdivision where Gilotti lived.
Johnson, who was arrested on Jan. 7, was in a stolen vehicle, and there were stolen items in the car he was driving.
The first suspect charged in Gilotti’s death was Charleston Wells, 16, of Bessemer. Wells was taken into custody on Jan. 13. Both he and Johnson face nine breaking and entering charges along with the murder charge.
Hoover Police Chief Nick Deriz said, at today’s press conference, “Please understand we will continue to investigate this case until we are satisfied that everybody involved is behind bars.”
Police believe that there are still individuals in the Bessemer area who have information about Gilotti’s murder who have not yet come forward.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Sgt. Keith Czeskleba at 205-739-67-95 or the Hoover Police Department at 205-822-5300.