Family asks for help in finding murderer

June 11, 2008 8:07:11 PM PDT
A family from Queens is pleading for help in finding the person who murdered their beloved son. He was found nearly dead on the side of a road after leaving a neighborhood bar hours earlier. His wallet and jewelry were gone. Police are stumped as to who did it.

Eyewitness News reporter Jim Dolan has more.

A mother is pleading for answers as a single candle burns for her son. He meant the world to his family, and they brokenhearted that anyone could hurt a young man so gentle and loving.

"We're shocked that something like this could happen," the victim's sister, Pamela Singh, said. "We just need to know what really happened to him."

The 33-year-old victim, known as Tony to his friends, was walking home on Sunday morning along the Van Wyck service road when he was shot, robbed and left to die in the street. Three days later, police say they have no idea who did it.

"Somebody has to know something, see something, heard something, saw somebody out there and come forward with it," the victim's sister, Suranie Sugrim, said.

Neighbors knew Tony as friendly, a newcomer to the neighborhood. No one can imagine who would kill him. His family, so shocked by the news of his murder, are now preparing for his funeral.

The shooting happened in the early morning hours, and police say it is possible that no one saw it happen. In fact, it's possible that Tony himself didn't see it. He was shot in the back.