Greg Bryant and Antonio Brown were murdered more than five years ago in Escambia County, Florida, and the person responsible for their deaths has yet to be brought to justice.
On the night of Oct. 25, 2013, Bryant and Brown, an aspiring rapper and singer, were on their way to a performance when they were gunned down while traveling in a black Cadillac on Washburn Street off Chemstrand Road, according to 3 WEAR-TV.
Bryant, 34, was driving the vehicle when he was struck several times, which prompted him to bring the car to a halt on Nine Mile Road and East Johnson Avenue, behind the John R. Jones Athletic Complex.
At around 10:30 p.m., deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene and discovered Bryant and Brown dead.
Brown was found slumped over in the passenger seat, while Bryant was located nearby, partially out of the vehicle.
It was reported that Brown was shot twice in the back of the head, which led relatives to believe that there may have been a third person in the vehicle.
One witness reported seeing a man in black running from the scene and into a wooded area. However, police said, “No one has come forward with any solid leads on the person’s identity.”
Brown’s family surmised that the killer may have been someone the victims knew, as it didn’t appear to be a robbery—their money and jewelry were not taken.
Jealousy was listed as a possible motive, as their music career was just starting to take off.
Brown’s father told the Pensacola News Journal in 2014 that “he [Brown] had a friend in South Carolina who made a record and got a record deal.”
He added, “They both said the first one who made it big was going to pick the other one up. His friend came in on a Thursday, and they were going to do a show, but [their killer] didn’t give them that chance.”
Antonio Brown’s sister spoke with WEAR ABC 3 and said, “Why would you want us to keep grieving. You have family like we’ve got family.”
“Trying to keep our head above water,” said Brown’s brother. “That’s all we can do. Just hoping someone comes forward.”
“Just imagine if it was one of your loved ones,” said Marvin, Brown’s other brother. “Somebody knows something.”
In 2018, Wright said: “Hopefully, one day, we get up and get that good phone call, which we are. It could be 10 years to 15 years from now, we’re going to get that call.”
“Even through all of this, we still smile; even though it hurts inside, we still smile. They didn’t take a soul; they took a warrior. It can be 20 to 30 years, but we won’t give up.”
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the double homicide, and they have now turned to the public for help in locating a suspect in the case.
Anyone with information regarding the unsolved murders of Greg Bryant and Antonio Brown is encouraged to contact Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-433-STOP (7867).
A reward of up to $3,000 may be offered for more information.
Callers can remain anonymous.