Man visiting home from Arizona killed outside Detroit nightclub

A family is hoping for justice after a father of four was murdered in the streets of Detroit. 

Gary Williams grew up here but lived in Arizona. Last summer he was visiting his hometown when someone took his life on the city's southwest side. 

"It's hard to get up every day, knowing that your last time seeing your brother he was laying down. Your baby brother. He couldn't tell me who did this to him, why. So we need someone to speak up," said Kimberly Smith. 

"Nobody knew him by Gary. Everyone knew him by Reel, The Homie Big Reel. Reel was loving; he was loyal; he was doting; he was committed to his mother and his children, his family, his friends," said his cousin Nancy Brooks.

We go back to the early morning of March 31, 2018 around 2:15 in the area of Michigan Avenue and Lawndale Street. The 37-year-old was here for a visit and went to a nightclub. 

Surveillance video captured the crime. On his way out of the night club, a black SUV pulled up and someone fired shots into Williams' van, taking his life.

"I don't believe it was random. We believe it was a set up," said Smith. "The video showed my brother walking to his car. Across the street was the person that did the shooting, and it was a car in front of that driver, and they both, and they both made a u-turn at the same time."

His family is unable to figure out why someone would want to kill Williams. The tragedy leaves so many questions unanswered for his family and four children.

"It's hard to explain to a child that they will never see their father ever again," said Brooks. 

"His kids need closure. We all need to closure," Smith added. 

A $2,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. If you have any information on this case, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You will remain anonymous.