Dallas home invasion suspects at large as family mourns

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by GARY REAVES

WFAA

Posted on January 29, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 29 at 7:41 PM

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DALLAS — Dallas police are still searching for the masked suspects involved in a deadly home invasion earlier this month.

Two brothers were shot at a home in the 2500 block of East Overton Road — one of them was killed.

On Saturday, the family of the victims held a vigil, looking to show support and raise awareness.

It was not a large ceremony for Brandon Williams; mostly family, gathered in front of the house on Overton Road where he was raised — and where he was killed.

Wanda Williams raised three boys in this house. It was still a middle class part of the city when she moved in 33 years ago.

"Were my sons good boys? They wouldn't even hurt a butterfly," she said.

But two weeks ago, their home became a crime scene when three masked men broke down the door to rob Wanda and her sons Cameron and Brandon.

"Next thing, I heard a shot ... some gunshots," the elder Williams recalled. "That's when I got up, I ran to the door, and I seen 'em running after Cameron. Brandon was laying on the floor; I didn't know Brandon had gotten shot."

Brandon was killed, Cameron was wounded, and after two weeks of investigation, police still don't know why.

"I don't have revenge for them because I know my God would take care of that," Williams said. "But I don't know why they did it; why would they kill my son?"

Brandon left behind a fiance and a young son, just as they were getting ready to move to his new job in Tennessee. Lacking money for a reward, the family was trying to raise some cash at a car wash on Saturday.

There is sweat, and there are tears for the bloodshed here. All that's missing is Brandon — and justice.

The family is asking anyone who can help solve the crime to call the Dallas police homicide division.

E-mail greaves@wfaa.com

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