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Michigan's Most Wanted: Lawrence Dryden murder

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Who killed Lawrence Dryden? Call 1-800-SPEAKUP to help solve the case. Who killed Lawrence Dryden? Call 1-800-SPEAKUP to help solve the case.
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He thought he was doing the right thing by stepping up to help a friend who was being robbed. Sadly, it cost him his life. Who killed Lawrence Dryden or "Big L?" His killer is this week's Michigan's Most Wanted.

Click on the video player to watch Ron Savage's report.

A gunman got the drop on a victim and the victim's friend stepped in to help. Lawrence Antionne Dryden was known as "Big L" or "Big Lo." He was shot August 31, 2013 on East Palmer between Woodward and John R while trying to protect his friend during a robbery. Police say when Dryden tried to intervene he was critically wounded by the gunman. He died from his injuries three days later. His family has been haunted by his death.

"This young man, this punk, this idiot who senselessly murdered my son has bragged about this on the Internet," Rod Dryden told Fox 2. "I want him. Please. If you've heard him brag about this in a bar, in a nightclub, around people in the bar scene. Please take note, he is a braggart and he is a fool."

Who killed Lawrence Dryden? There's a $2500 reward for information leading to a conviction in this case. Call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP. You can remain anonymous.

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