Saginaw mother begs for tips after second twin son is gunned down in 2 years

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SAGINAW (WJRT) (11/08/2017) - They say no parent should ever have to bury their child.

Saginaw police are looking for this man, who was with Brandon Pennywell hours before his body was found shot to death in a car outside an apartment building.

For Lisa Curtis, she gone through the horror of burying both of her twin sons in consecutive years -- both victims of gun violence in Saginaw.

Cameron Pennywell was shot to death at 20 years old June 2016. On Sunday, his twin Brandon Pennywell was found shot to death in a car outside a Saginaw apartment building.

Milon Brown, 18, was convicted of Cameron's killing and sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. Curtis is pleading with the public to look at surveillance footage showing a man with Brandon early Saturday and come forward if they can identify him.

"My son had called me at 6:20 in the morning," Curtis said. "I had been sleeping. He told me that he won at the casino, that he had won $1,000."

She was happy for him.

"He said, 'OK mom, I love you. I will talk to you later' and that was the last time I talked to him," Curtis said.

Hours after that phone call, Pennywell was found shot to death in a car outside this apartment building in Saginaw.

"There are no words for it," Curtis said. "I'm lost, I'm devastated."

The search is on for Brandon's killer. Police are looking for a man seen in surveillance video from a Mid-Michigan business in the early morning hours of Saturday, just hours before Brandon's body was found.

"There were two other individuals with him," said Saginaw Police Det. Matt Gerow. "We have one identified, but we are still working on identifying the third individual."

Curtis and her cousin, Erica Fisk, are asking the public for help in identifying the man.

"Somebody comes forward and says something," Fisk said. "This shouldn't be a situation where you don't speak up if you know something."

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Saginaw police or Crimestoppers. The family is offering a $1,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of Brandon's killer.



 
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