Unsolved: Sister of murder victim holding out hope 8 years later

Posted at 2:15 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 18:01:31-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - It was gloomy, frigid and misty as Nancy Britt walked up to the mausoleum that houses her brother's remains.

"I just was thinking, 'I don't have anything to tell him this year.' I talk to him in my head all the time, but no news again," said Britt.

Anderson Britt

It's another year mourning his death, another year with no closure.

"It's hard. They say time heals all wounds, but I don't agree," she explained.

Eight years ago Tuesday, on November 12, 2011, 43-year-old Anderson Britt was shot outside Interstate Bingo Hall in Norfolk where he was attending a birthday party.

"I don't understand how so many people could be around and no one knows anything. There are no names, no nothing," said Britt.

She said witnesses and detectives told her there was a fight that night and someone fired shots into a crowd. One of the bullets hit her brother in his upper hip and traveled into his upper body.

He died on his way to the hospital.

According to investigators and surveillance footage, there were more than 100 people there when shots were fired. Yet somehow, nobody knows who pulled the trigger.

"He was a person that enjoyed his family and loved his kids. I'm just hoping before I die I can give him closure," said Britt.

So, every year, Britt continues to push forward, holding out hope on a case that's gone cold.

"I can't stop fighting, because he would fight for me," said Britt.

Norfolk Police said Tuesday the case is wide open and they urge anyone with information to come forward.

"Even if it's something that is so small, it could help - because you could be standing in my place," said Britt.

If you know anything about what happened or who is responsible, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-6887).  You can remain anonymous and your tip could make you eligible for a cash reward.