Father of 2 gunned down, murder still unsolved a year later
By Alyssa Strickland-Keqaj, Fox 2 Producer -
Felix Kizer, Jr. was shot and killed in August 2012. His murder remains unsolved.
Carl Middlebrook is considered a person of interest in the murder of Felix Kizer, Jr.
Felix Kizer, Jr., was gunned down outside of Bubba's Barbershop on Middlebelt Road in Inkster
Family and friends wear "Team Felix" shirts in honor of the slain 24 year old father of 2 (photo credit: myfoxdetroit.com)
Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the murder of Felix Kizer, Jr.
Inkster, Mich., (WJBK) -- A father of two was gunned down in Inkster 13 months ago, but his killer is still on the streets. Family members are now asking the public to call Crime Stoppers with tips to put the gunman behind bars.
Felix Kizer, Jr. was murdered outside of Bubba's Barbershop in Inkster on August 24, 2012. Police say Kizer was having an altercation with an unidentified man moments before his death. Shots were fired, hitting Kizer three times in the chest. Investigators are looking for a man names Carl Middlebrook, who is considered a person of interest in the case.
24-year old Kizer had two sons ages five and three. He was a graduate of Inkster High School, and played basketball and football before attending Grand Valley State University. He continued to play basketball in college while working toward a business degree.
Kizer dreamed of moving with his sons to Atlanta, Georgia. "Every day my son asks about him... he asks me why his dad [was killed] out of everyone else's dad. I just really need closure for my son," said Kaneisha Pointer, the mother of Kizer's son, as she broke down in tears during today's news conference. Family and friends say they will remember Kizer -- also known as "Man" or "K.P." for his contagious smile and mild, respectful manner.
Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest. If the tip that leads to an arrest comes in before midnight September 24, 2013, an extra $1,000 will be awarded.
Anyone with a tip that could help solve this case should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or 1-800-773-2587. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous.