Family seeking answers after man gunned down

Posted at 8:15 PM, Dec 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 06:39:31-05

A Valley family is pleading for answers after a North Phoenix man was gunned down in front of his pregnant girlfriend.

Richard ‘Danny’ Wren, 31, was murdered by his neighbor outside of his apartment in early September. The suspect, 30-year-old Anthony Marks, is still on the run, investigators said.

“I was seven months pregnant when he was killed,” said Kalina Lowe, Wren’s girlfriend. She was there when he was shot to death.

“They just got into a little mini argument and then five minutes later, he came downstairs with a gun,” Lowe said.

She said after Marks fired at Wren, he ran away.

“I know that he killed over nothing, (and) that I’m sure he’ll do it again,” said Sharon Wren, the victim’s mother.

At a vigil Sunday evening, friends and family lit candles, released balloons and told stories about Wren, who was an MMA fighter.

The family is begging anyone with information to come forward to help them gain some closure.

“Please, will you call Silent Witness?" Sharon asked. “He killed my son.”

The victim was never able to meet his daughter, who was named Dani Rose-- after her father.

“My daughter has to live without her father,” Lowe said. “Just please, help us heal.”