LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Lansing Police say they have a pretty good idea who pulled the trigger the evening of June 16 in 2013.
They just need the public’s help to bring all the pieces of this puzzle together.
Chris Goins’ family is still filled with plenty of emotion and anger.
“I think about him every day, I just had my 21st birthday yesterday without him.”
“Nothing has changed as far as how I think and the way I feel.”
It’s been two years since his death outside the Centerfolds Strip Club in Lansing and there hasn’t been an arrest yet.
“There was an issue between Chris and some folks inside the night club, just words exchanged nothing physical,” said Det. Brad St. Aubin, Lansing Police.
Chris would step outside, but Det. St. Aubin says he was soon followed.
“We believe one of the people from that group that Chris had words with walked out and shot Chris while he was speaking with security.”
Lansing Police say they did review video camera footage from the Centerfold parking lot. The problem is from this angle, it only covered one side of the parking lot. They say the issue is Chris’s shooter came out of that front door and shot Chris, giving them no description or angle of camera to his shooter.
In the two years following, Detective St. Aubin says police haven’t had much luck with interviews and witnesses coming forward.
“I’m very confident I know who shot him, it’s just a matter of proving it and being able to prove it in court.”
To get that proof, Detective St. Aubin and Goins’ family want those who were there the evening of June 16 to come out of the dark.
“People took time to take pictures of him lying on the ground dying and that was for likes on Facebook, but nobody can speak up,” said Takarra Wilson, Goin’s sister.
Chris’s sister Takarra hopes people would put themselves in their shoes and do what’s right.
“That’s the picture I have sketched in my head for the rest of my life is my brother on the ground and in a box.”
“He don’t deserve to have his life and his death just hanging in limbo, he wouldn’t want this to happen Chris was the type of person that he would come forward and help anyone he could.”
Now his family is asking for your help in solving his murder.
Lansing Police encourage anyone with information or who was there that night to speak up.
If you know anything about this case, call Det. Brad St. Aubin at 517-483-6862 or call Crime Stoppers at 517-483-STOP.