Family asks for information in unsolved North Charleston murder

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - North Charleston police are still investigating the shooting death of 24-year-old Donald Tyree Brown. On Thursday, his family held a press conference asking for someone to come forward with information.

Only a day after Brown's funeral, his mother and grandfather say they need to know what happened to him. Brown was shot on Aug. 11 on Lester Street.

"You may have just seen the car, how many people was in the car? It is very important. The smallest thing could be the most important thing to help bring this case to a close. I need closure. My family needs closure," said Tonya Hopkins, Brown's mother.

According to North Charleston police, Brown's body was found behind the driver's seat of a white Pontiac. Brown had apparently backed into a fence. Officers say Brown was shot once in his chest.

A bullet hole apparently passed through the driver's side window.

Brown's grandfather Donald Robinson said Brown was out with friends that night, one reason he believes there are answers about his grandson's death.

"It's my understanding that the perpetrators of this crime are frightening to others, and others are afraid. There may be other avenues that have information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of these perpetrators," said Robinson.

Robinson said even an anonymous tip would bring some peace to the family and Brown's children, who are too young to understand what happened to their father.

"Someone or some people took it upon themselves to get so mad with Donald Tyree Brown and murder. And, to become judge, jury, and executioner and murder him at this location," said Robinson.

Brown's family plans to post flyers in the neighborhood where he was shot, along with the number for Crime Stoppers.