Family of slain Altamonte Springs man doubles reward money


ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - The family of an Altamonte Springs man who was shot to death in his home is offering a big reward to anyone who can find his killer.

Eyewitness News first reported this story Wednesday night.

Seminole County sheriff's deputies said two men broke into Brent Roux's home on Pine Street. He died less than 24 hours later.

Since then, WFTV reporter Tim Barber found out the family is doubling Crimeline's reward to find Brent's killers.

"He was a good boy, wouldn't bother nobody," said Kim Roux, Brent's mother.

Kim Roux is heartbroken over her son's murder and baffled by the circumstances surrounding it.

Deputies tell us two men burst through Roux's door Wednesday night to rob him and his friend.

"He had to shoot my baby in the head, he had to do it. He already got everything he wanted from him, why he shot him in the head, I don't know," said Roux.

Eyewitness News was there when an ambulance rushed the 36-year old victim to Orlando Regional Medical Center, but doctors could not save him.

Today, there is a new lock on the door that the robbers burst through. Deputies told Eyewitness News the home invaders were looking for money, jewelry or drugs, but authorities said no drugs were found in the house.

Jewel Simmons is Brent's aunt. She said the father of three kept to himself and never got into fights.

Then, Simmons spoke right into our camera and offered the killers forgiveness, only if they turn themselves in.

"Please come forward, we just want justice and a closure, a closure," said Simmons.

Investigators are following up on several leads, but they would not give any details or reveal how close they are to catching the suspects.

In the meantime, the family is matching Crimeline's $5,000, making it a $10,000 reward for anyone who can help put Brent's killers behind bars.

"They made him lie on the ground and he wasn't moving at all," said Kim Roux. "He didn't move, he just shot him for no reason at all."