NBC Bay Area
A San Diego mother refuses to give up the effort to find the person responsible for killing her son in Golden Gate Park three years ago.
On November 29, 2008, Brandon Lee Evans, was brutally shot and killed during a trip to Golden Gate Park. Today, exactly three years later, his killers have still not been found. San Francisco police have few clues and no suspects.
Brandon, only 20 years old, moved from San Diego to San Francisco to go to college just three weeks before he died.
His mother, Christine Evans, describes him as someone who was always thinking of others. She says he had recently gotten a job helping troubled youth and was using his talents as an amateur boxer to coach kids.
On the night of his murder Brandon went to Golden Gate Park with some friends to listen to music. He was shot after going to get his cell phone from his car. His mother says Brandon was getting the phone because he didn't want to miss a call from his cousin who was going through some personal problems. She said that was a testament to his caring nature.
No one knows exactly what happened, but shortly after reaching his car, Brandon was shot in the back from a long range bullet.
He was able to return to his friends, collapsing at the feet of a female friend and pointing to his wound, unable to speak. Paramedics were called immediately, but the bullet had ricocheted off of a bone and hit Brandon's aorta. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
His family has placed a memorial rock at Golden Gate Park to commemorate his death.
Since his death, his mother has been trying to find those responsible for Brandon's murder. For the past three years, she has been visiting San Francisco and passing out fliers about what happened to her son, hoping that someone will come forward with information.
This past weekend, she also arranged for a plane to fly over the city with a banner with Brandon's picture and the statement "Who killed my son." Christine says this is the fourth time that she has had the banner flown, and although no one has come forward with any new information, she is still hopeful.
"It's been three years, I know there are a lot of people out there who know who did this. We just need more information," says Christine.
Anyone with information on Brandon's murder is urged to contact the San Francisco Police Department. There is $100,000 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of any possible suspects.
For more information, visit www.JusticeforBrandon.com.