On November 26, 2004, someone shot 23-year old Brandon Browne several times, killing him. He was at a parking lot outside of a Denny's restaurant on Flintridge and Academy in Colorado Springs. It was 2 a.m.
Since then, police detectives have not arrested anyone, but they're certain someone saw who pulled the trigger.
C.S.P.D. Major Crime Detective Richard Gysin says, "Brandon kind of got caught in the cross fire. It doesn't appear he was involved in anything, just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. I know that's a cliche, but in this case, that was it really seems to be."
A non-profit organization called "The Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation" is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Brandon's death.
Carole and Julie Sund and Silvina Pelosso were the three women sightseers who were missing and later found murdered near Yosemite National Park in February of 1999. While they were missing, Carole Sund's parents, Francis and Carole Carrington, at the request of the FBI, posted a reward. The family believes these postings, and media attention, helped contribute to the car being located -- the first break in the case.
To date, the foundation has paid a total of $175,000 in rewards to citizens who came forward in many kinds of unsolved cases.
In the case of Brandon Browne, Pikes Peak area Crime Stoppers is also offering a separate reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest. The numbers to call anonymously are 634-STOP in Colorado Springs and 542-STOP in Pueblo.