They cried at Francky Aleger's apartment in Canarsie Wednesday night.
They cried over the murder of a good man who worked in a hospital and volunteered for the police.
His widow wept over the loss of the world she knew.
"He was my everything, my husband, my father, my brother. I have two little boys what am I'm going to tell them?" Nysove Aleger said.
Police say 39-year-old Francky Aleger worked as a support associate at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan and volunteered with the NYPD Auxiliary Police.
He was the father of six and eight year old boys.
Wednesday morning he was walking to the train station on his way to work, and he was shot in the back and killed.
"This is something else, it's unbelievable, it's unbelievable, I'm sorry," co-worker Abigail Caesar said .
Police don't know what happened yet, but they put up posters and canvassed the area.
Residents say it is not a dangerous community.
"They do everything they could and I'm sure they'll do everything they can to find who did it," said Grady Brazela, a friend.
That is what his widow would like to know as well.
When Eyewitness News saw her, she had just returned from identifying her husband's body.
"When I saw him, I touched his hand, he don't squeeze my hand, I call him, I see him, I say, 'Oh my God, why?'" Aleger said.
There is a 12,000 reward being offered. Of the $12,000 reward announced by the NYPD, $10,000 is being offered by the citizens organization COP SHOT (Citizens Outraged at Police Being Shot).
To claim this reward, callers have to contact the COP SHOT 24-hour toll-free hotline, 1-800-COP-SHOT.
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