Family searching for justice more than 3 years after father shot, killed in driveway

Suspected shooter was in burgundy Jeep

Anthony Albert Sr. (L), Suspect's burgundy Jeep (R). (Crime Stoppers)

DETROIT – More than three years ago a Detroit father was shot and killed. His family is still searching for justice.

Anthony Albert Sr. was murdered at 5:40 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2019, outside his home in the 13000 block of Bringard Drive on the city’s east side.

“He had spent about $300 on salmon. He was about to cook salmon for the neighborhood. He had called everybody. He was in the greatest place. He was supposed to be picking his children up at 4 p.m. and whoever did this murder came and ruined all of that,” his sister told Crime Stoppers on May 3 of this year. “Do you know with this murder so many families were put out of their homes? My brother was paying rent for people. My brother cut grass. All the old ladies in the neighborhood’s windows, doors, security, safety. He did all those things for people, so when you took my brother away those are the things you took away.”

According to Crime Stoppers of Michigan, he was outside of his home when a burgundy Jeep pulled up and someone inside opened fire.

“And me having my first child, which he only got to hold one time, my son won’t even get to know his granddaddy. Whatever the reason was behind this, it just wasn’t worth it. It wasn’t worth it. Like, ya’ll hurt a lot of people,” his son said. “It’s been almost three years and we just really need some help.”

The suspect still has not been identified. Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for any information that leads to an arrest.

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