Sister of Brooklyn boxing legend murdered
by Andrew Pavia
Oct 10, 2012 | 2145 views | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With 12 boxing championships under her belt, Keisher “Fire” McLeod of Gleason’s Gym can roll with the punches. But on October 1 she was caught with her guard down, when she learned that her sister, Bronique McLeod, was found murdered in her car in New Jersey.

Bronique, 24, was sitting in the passenger seat of her car when an unidentified gunman opened fire on the car, fatally wounding her and injuring another passenger. She leaves behind two small children, and will be buried nest to her late son, who died when he was just three months old.

Keisher said that after speaking with eyewitnesses, police learned the attack was unprovoked. She said that the murder of her sister was, “completely shocking and unreal.”

She said that her mother received a phone call from investigators on Friday, Oct. 5, stating that they believed they had the murderer in custody, but she could not speculate further on the details of the investigation.

“It’s a weight lifted off my heart,” Keisher said. “Not all of it, but some if it. I was afraid I would carry it for the rest of my life.”

A few days after the murder, Keisher went to Gleason's Gym for her job as a trainer, but instead intended to use the computers there to use social media to try and track down her sister's killer.

But her co-workers at the gym were way ahead of her. Some of the trainers had already begun asking for donations from their clients to help with funeral arrangements and reward money.

“The donations will mean more to her than any other contribution she received in the past for her boxing career,” read an email sent out by Gleason's Gym. “

“I didn’t realize how much support I had,” Keisher said.

The four-time Golden Glove champion said that she also received a donation from her “toughest opponent.”

“I guess we really do keep it in the ring,” she said.

Keisher said some of the money go to making sure that Bronique will be buried next to her late son. Keisher said that at this time the family doesn’t know who will raise Bronique's other two children, but she made it clear that the family will ensure that the children want for nothing.

Keisher said that the focus of the next days will be keeping the family strong through this tragedy. She said she intends to be at a trial when it starts.

“I want to look him in the face,” she said.
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