Wed. Feb 26th, 2020

Friends call her a kind, caring soul and a woman of deep faith. Now, they’re left to wonder why Norma Jean Brewer was killed riding a bike in her own neighborhood. “To me, she was a nice person. She never did nothing,. I can’t think of anything she did wrong,” said Chuckie Reeder. Reeder ran from his home to find the woman who’d been shot and was lying on the pavement in front of his yard was Brewer. “Me and her went to school together,” he said. “I feel like it was something done at random. She just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time because she didn’t bother nobody. … I was hoping she’d make it.”She didn’t make it, though, despite the effort of people who tried to help at the scene and rescuers on the way to the hospital. She was 57, a mother and grandmother. According to a preliminary report by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Brewer had been shot with a rifle. People who live close by say several bullets were fired, between four and five. Witnesses also told WESH 2 they saw a car parked, idling near the corner for some time and flashing its lights. Next came the rapid sound of the rifle, and then the car took off. Pastor Jake Stovall says Brewer was a close friend and supported him from the start and every day since at God Is Able Outreach.Stovall has held several marches against violence. He says Brewer marched by his side many times, calling for peace in their community. “Everybody’s got a mother, a grandmother. You have to feel this pain. You got to feel this, and we got to stop this,” he said.Brewer had served as an usher in the church last Sunday.Sheriff’s Office investigators say the only description of the car thought to be involved is that it’s dark red, possibly maroon or burgundy.Deputies are still investigating. Anyone with information should contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

Friends call her a kind, caring soul and a woman of deep faith. Now, they’re left to wonder why Norma Jean Brewer was killed riding a bike in her own neighborhood.

“To me, she was a nice person. She never did nothing,. I can’t think of anything she did wrong,” said Chuckie Reeder.

Reeder ran from his home to find the woman who’d been shot and was lying on the pavement in front of his yard was Brewer.

“Me and her went to school together,” he said. “I feel like it was something done at random. She just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time because she didn’t bother nobody. … I was hoping she’d make it.”

She didn’t make it, though, despite the effort of people who tried to help at the scene and rescuers on the way to the hospital.

She was 57, a mother and grandmother.

According to a preliminary report by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Brewer had been shot with a rifle.

People who live close by say several bullets were fired, between four and five.

Witnesses also told WESH 2 they saw a car parked, idling near the corner for some time and flashing its lights. Next came the rapid sound of the rifle, and then the car took off.

Pastor Jake Stovall says Brewer was a close friend and supported him from the start and every day since at God Is Able Outreach.

Stovall has held several marches against violence. He says Brewer marched by his side many times, calling for peace in their community.

“Everybody’s got a mother, a grandmother. You have to feel this pain. You got to feel this, and we got to stop this,” he said.

Brewer had served as an usher in the church last Sunday.

Sheriff’s Office investigators say the only description of

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