FUGITIVE FRIDAY: Police seeking suspect in nightclub shooting

Michael Brown Junior
Michael Brown Junior

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond police are still searching for the man responsible for Michael Brown Junior's death. Detective Rick Edwards has been on the case since the night of the shooting.

"We've had extensive leads in this case. We've been following up on all of them, we're progressing.  However, we are still asking the public for help on this case," he said.

Witnesses say the shooting happened in an alley off Fourth and East Main Street after a fight inside the Aurora nightclub. Michael Brown Junior was celebrating his birthday and a recent acceptance into college the night he was killed. His father made an emotional appeal for justice the week after the murder.

"He has stolen from me. He was my best, my very best and for him to be gone like this, it doesn't make sense...and I want him off the streets," said Michael Brown Senior.

Michael Brown Senior slipped into a coma and passed away two months to the day after his son's death. Loved ones say his grief overcame his ailing body.

"Even as of last week, he was just broken," Detective Edwards said.

Police have a distinct description of the suspect.

"We're looking for a black male approximately 19-25 years of age. He has a medium to slim build 5'10" tall to 6' 1" tall. He had close cropped hair and one of the distinctive things about him was he had gaps in his teeth," said Edwards.

The suspect was seen leaving the scene of the crime in a white sedan wearing a Levi's shirt.

"We're just asking that someone who has that last piece of the puzzle to just come forward and help give some closure to this family that's suffered a double tragedy," Edwards said.

Club Aurora is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting. That's in addition to a $1,000 Crime Stoppers reward.

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