Reward offered in 2016 case of pregnant teen shot and killed in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- There is renewed hope for answers for a grieving mother who lost her pregnant teenage daughter in a 2016 shooting in Birmingham.

Raven White, 16, was killed as she and the father of her unborn child sat in a vehicle eating pizza outside White's family apartment.

Thursday, White's mother Tangee told CBS 42 that police recently informed her that a $5,000 reward for an arrest is being offered by the Governor's Office.

"Raven was my first born and she was carrying my first grandchild, that's not just one homicide, that's a double homicide," said White.

Birmingham Police said the incident happened at the Panorama East Apartments. In 2016, investigators said a man walked up and demanded money, later shooting the pregnant teen.

"I still can hear the gunshot go off in my head. I can still see the image of my child screaming at me with blood coming out her mouth, It's not something that I want anybody to go through," said White.

White is hopeful the reward money will encourage someone to come forward and end her family's real life nightmare.

"I just want to be able to go tell my child, you can rest in peace now baby, it's over," said White.

Investigators continue to look for answers and even though White knows nothing will bring her daughter back, she won't rest until justice is served.

"I'm still working baby. I told her I won't give up, I'm not. And she knows the type of momma that I am, she know that I will never give up," said White.

CBS 42 reached out to Birmingham Police for an update, but were told the detective was not available.

If you know anything that can help, call crime stoppers at 205.254.7777.

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