Detroit mother asks killer to come forward in son's murder - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Detroit mother asks killer to come forward in son's murder

Posted: Updated:
(WJBK) -

A Detroit mother is now mourning two children after her son is murdered.  She says he went down the block to check on her niece when he encountered a robber who shot and killed him.

The crime happened this summer and police are still working to solve it.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear the mother's story in a report from Fox 2's Alexis Wiley, or read it below

______________________

This is the block where Brandon was murdered. His family has been through so much, and now they're hoping that someone has the compassion to come forward and help police solve this murder.

"Brandon was everybody's angel. He protected everybody; looked out for everybody."

Especially his mother.

In 2010 Edna Barnett was involved in a car accident that took the life of her 16-year-old daughter and left her severely injured. Her son, Brandon, was with her every step of the way.

"He helped me. He was with me every day. He couldn't cook, but he cooked for me because I couldn't cook for myself."

But Brandon's life was cut short. It happened August 26 near the intersection of Pierson and Cathedral, just two blocks from the family's home.

"He went around the corner to just check on my niece."

And when the 25 year old got to the house he encountered a robber and was shot and killed.

"I miss him every day, every day."

And all this mother can home for is justice.

"How do you play God, to end somebody's life, and you're not God. How? ... I just hope whoever did it would come forward. ... Even to say, 'I'm sorry,' it would mean something.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • FBI joins the search for Armada teen's killer

    FBI joins the search for Armada teen's killer

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:08:38 GMT
    The FBI has joined the investigation team searching for the killer of a 14-year-old Armada girl, April Millsap.
    The FBI has joined the investigation team searching for the killer of a 14-year-old Armada girl, April Millsap. Authorities also say they are now looking for a small motorcycle in addition to the gray, dented van seen in the area.
  • Vandals damage historic Detroit cemetery

    Vandals damage historic Detroit cemetery

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:38:55 GMT
    Police are looking for suspects after vandals disturb the peace at a historic Detroit cemetery. Someone broke into a mausoleum and made a mess with spray paint and ashes.
    Police are looking for suspects after vandals disturb the peace at a historic Detroit cemetery. Someone broke into a mausoleum and made a mess with spray paint and ashes.
  • Man hospitalized after run-in with Ecorse police

    Man hospitalized after run-in with Ecorse police

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:05:54 GMT
    Witnesses and lawyers say a man was attacked by Ecorse police Monday morning even though he was complying with police demands.
    Witnesses and lawyers say a man was attacked by Ecorse police Monday morning even though he was complying with police demands.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices