Wetumpka High Schoolers Celebrate Life Of Murdered Student, Brandon Brown

Students at Wetumpka High School continue to mourn the death of one of their own. Meanwhile, Montgomery Police continue to investigate the murder of 18-year-old, Brandon Brown, including who killed him.

Brown was a Wetumpka high school basketball player with dreams of attending Alabama A&M University and eventually heading to the NBA; he was also about to be a father — until life changed after a single gunshot.

It’s not easy moving on…

For Wetumpka High School students, along with Brown’s family, the tears aren’t going away any time soon.

All that’s left are memories of the 18-year-old student, who friends say wanted nothing more than to make others smile.

“Always Dancing. He loved dancing. He sang too,” Said his friends Alexandria Bozeman, Shakira Hicks, and Takaja Wilson who organized the  vigil.

It’s a smile they say they’ll always be left with.

Brown’s friends say he was coming back from a party in Montgomery.

Montgomery Police say he was found shot and killed on Gas Light Curve, news Principal Robbie Slater says left him in shock — he watched Brown grow up.

“[He] did everything we asked him to do in Wetumpka to perform in the classroom. Just well liked,” Said Slater.

It was evident with the dozens of students who came to the vigil, but it’s also left everyone with one question in mind: who killed Brandon Brown?

“Why would they do something to him when he never id nothing to nobody,” Said Bozeman, Hicks and Wilson.

So far  no one is in custody. Alabama News Network asked police if they were searching for somebody and they say they are not. They’re investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

Brown is now the sixth person in the last year that has died at Wetumpka High School. There will be a candle light vigil tomorrow, as well, for the community to remember Brandon Brown.

It’ll be held at Goldstar Park in Wetumpka at 4 PM. You can bring your own candles or balloons. You can also purchase each of them for a dollar when you arrive at the park.

If you have any information on this case, call Crimestoppers at 215 STOP.



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