Father of two shot and killed in Bronx

October 19, 2009 2:26:37 PM PDT
Police are looking for the killer of a father of two children, who was shot execution-style while he sat in a car in the Bronx."I could not believe it. I could not believe it. Not him," Santa Collazo said.

She was reacting to the murder of long-time friend and neighbor Joseph Rosado.

The 37 year old father of two was shot to death just feet from his front door Saturday night as he sat in a mini-van with his younger brother.

The building's super says he had been with the victim just an hour before he was killed.

"When you're a family person, good guy, there's not explanation why. It's very, very, very shocking," Efrain Rodriguez said.

A home made memorial sits near the entrance of Rosado's building. Candles and handwritten notes pay tribute to a man many here say was the heart of the community.

"He's a big teddy bear. He was lovable. He's a very good father. He comes from a very good family. He was always helping everybody here," Collazo said.

As a wife and two daughters try to understand how this could happen to a loving husband and father, police are searching for who is responsible.

Detectives are looking into whether Rosado may have been an unsuspecting casualty of a dispute involving another family member. .

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