Crime Stoppers to Hold Press Conference on Sterling Heights Homicide – Macomb Daily

Crime Stoppers of Michigan is scheduled to hold a press conference Wednesday with family members of a man who was fatally shot at a Sterling Heights apartment complex last year.

The Southfield crime-fighting nonprofit previously announced a cash reward of up to $2,500 for tips leading to an arrest, but so far police have not received any information identifying the shooter.

“We are following up with law enforcement as they may request door hangers, posters, social media posts, whatever we can to help spread the word and try to solve the case” said Crime Stoppers spokeswoman Shirley Schuler.

The owner of the existing Sterling Landings apartment complex is taking steps to tighten security following a pair of high-profile crimes at the complex. (MITCH HOTTS – THE MACOMB DAILY)

Brandon Sanders-Perry, 31, was shot dead around 1:25 a.m. on September 1 on the sidewalk leading to his apartment at the Sterling Landings complex in the 15 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue area.

Sterling Heights police say Sanders-Perry was returning home to his Seaglass Drive apartment when he was hit by multiple gunshots. Investigators said it appeared to be a targeted attack.

Police have released a blurry image of the suspect vehicle, which appears to be a dark colored compact style vehicle.

Sanders-Perry was a young basketball mentor and coach at Detroit Pershing High School. He majored in business at Eastern Michigan University.

Sterling Heights Police released this photo of a vehicle they believe is linked to a September 1 murder in a parking lot near 15 Mile Road. (IMAGE BY STERLING HEIGHTS POLICE)

According to the owner of Sterling Landings, Sanders-Perry was not a legal tenant of the apartment. Someone else had rented the unit and allowed it to stay there, said homebuilder Tony Gallo, who spoke briefly about the incident at a Sterling Heights Planning Commission meeting. last week seeking approval for a $15 million third phase of the complex. The case was filed until March.

Gallo announced that it was implementing several new security measures designed to improve security at the existing complex. He said the murder and other crimes at the site were factors in his decision.

Among the new measures is a plan to install four Flock Safety Falcon automated license plate reading cameras. It will be the first residential complex in the region to be equipped with this technology.

Sterling Heights Police Lt. Mario Bastianelli said the case was still under “active investigation” but declined to comment further.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. If the tip results in an arrest, the caller can be in line for a $2,500 reward.

Mark M. Gagnon