Family Seeks Justice

Family Seeks Justice

In 2013 Brandon Melendez was shot and left paralyzed. Before the Thanksgiving holiday, he passed away.

Brandon's mother Delia Rodriguez says, "My son wasn't in his room so I texted him to see where he was at and he was over at a friends he said he was waiting for a ride. About ten minutes later I get this phone call that there was an emergency so I tried dialing the number over and over. No one would answer so I rushed over there and my son had been shot."

His family says his personality left a mark on anyone who knew him.

"My son, all the people that worked with him they just fell in love with him, his attitude; my son was blunt I'm going to tell you, he will tell you how it was but he had a very nice personality. I miss everything about him right now," says Rodriguez.

Now the family wants justice and an upgraded charge from aggravated assault with a deadly weapon to murder.

Rodriguez adds, "I already called the district attorney to see if we could make some changes. I think, the charge should be upgraded to murder because he passed away."

No matter how long the process Brandon's family is willing to do whatever it takes.

Delia's niece Sandra Ozuna says, "We just want people to know we have a GoFundMe account set up for Brandon, you can just search Brandon Melendez. It's made by me Sandra Ozuna and we also want people to know that we don't care if it takes years, we're going to keep fighting and we want justice."

Brandon's family says an upgraded charge to murder would give them a piece of mind.