Kin of Young S.C. Man Gunned Down in Brooklyn: "We Want Justice"

Cops probe murder of 24-year-old visitor caught on tape.

By Ida Siegal
|  Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011  |  Updated 11:02 AM EDT
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Police are trying to locate the man seen in this video shooting another man in front of 2085 Nostrand Ave. in Brooklyn last Saturday at about 7:30 p.m.

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Police are trying to locate the man seen in this video shooting another man in front of 2085 Nostrand Ave. in Brooklyn last Saturday at about 7:30 p.m.

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Police are investigating the brutal murder of a 24-year-old South Carolina man visiting relatives in Brooklyn as his relatives struggle to understand what they believe was a tragic case of mistaken identity.

Trevonne Winn was gunned down on Nostrand Avenue Saturday night. The slaying was captured on security video.

Winn's family believes the man's death is a clear repercussion of mistaken identity,

"My son is not from here. He knows no one to have any kind of problems with to just kill him like that," said Winn's mother, Tracey, as she fought back tears. "[It's] a very hurtful, wrenching pain."  

Trevonne's sister, Aissa Winn, said her brother was eagerly awaiting the birth of his second child. Trevonne has a 1-year-old daughter and his girlfriend is due with their second child next month.

Police have not made any arrests in the case and have few leads.  

Many of the potential witnesses on the block were reluctant to talk to NBC New York for fear of retaliation. The family and police are urging people to come forward with information anonymously.

Trevonne's aunt, Charmaine Isaac, called the murder "shameful" and wants to see the perpetrator brought to justice.

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