As the world’s heart collectively hangs heavily for Prince today, my hometown, old friends, and I also mourn the unfathomable loss of another talented musician, beloved being, and definition of cool: Eric Brantley. You may not have known him, but to have known him was to dig him, deeply. He mattered. He matters.
We played on the same scene and shared many mutual friends. I didn’t know him as well as my brothers, Dustin and Daniel, but I knew of him well enough to know that he more than deserves the outpour of Love and profound sense of loss, especially given the tragic end to such a triumphant life. He also deserves justice.
I will be reposting this to all of my social media pages in hopes that someone in the know might see it and say something. Perhaps, chances are slim of that happening, but it’s a chance worth taking. If you know anything that may lead to the arrest of Eric’s killer(s), please contact the proper authorities or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111 | 1-888-CRIME.
This is for everyone Eric touched, all who Love him, and most of all this is for Eric. Gone in the flesh, but never forgotten. #JusticeForEricBrantley
UPDATE: Suspects Arrested – ‘Police say teens rode around looking for a target before killing Eric Brantley’
De’Andre Marquell Murphy (left) and Jahmal Jerome Green Jr. are wanted on murder charges.
London Tiera Shyann Maybank (Cannon Detention Center)
Victoria Vanessa Deas (Cannon Detention Center)