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Anniversary of Unsolved Murder Approaching

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We're approaching the one year anniversary of the shooting death of an Erie man, on the west side.
A year later, still no arrests.
It's something that has left family members upset.

A year ago this coming Sunday, Nelson Irizarry-Reyes was gunned down.
As the anniversary of his death approaches, we caught up with his brother and police.

On April 14th, 2012 42 year old Nelson Irizarry-Reyes was shot and killed inside his van, at 19th and Myrtle.
He'd been shot 3 times in the head.
It happened around 9:00 on what was a Saturday morning.
Detectives spent countless hours trying to retrace his final hours.

A nice memorial now stands at the site of his murder, and as the anniversary of his death approaches this weekend, his brother Victor says it's been a trying year for him and his family.
He's frustrated because he believes investigators know who killed his brother, but the  evidence hasn't led to an arrest.
Erie's Police Chief says they haven't given up on the case.

"This can't keep going on like this for so long unsolved. It seems like everybody has forgotten about it." Said Victor Irizarry-Reyes.

"Keep the hope. We continue to take the investigation, try to move it forward. And as you've seen in some of the prior cases sometimes it takes a while, but we're hoping someday we can bring the person that's responsible for his death to justice and prosecute it and put him away." Said Erie police chief Steve Franklin.

Both Nelson's brother and police are hoping someone will come forward with any piece of evidence, as the littlest of information may help lead to an arrest.

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