A man was killed outside a metro convenience store Wednesday afternoon near Northwest 10th and Indiana.
While police have not identified the victim, distraught friends tell News 9 the man was a part-owner of the convenience store where he was killed.
One woman said chaos erupted in a blink of an eye.
“It sounded like about five gunshots,” the woman said. “I knew it was gunshots, so I started driving around, and I see the police. I saw the helicopter. I knew something (sic) weird because a whole bunch of weird cars was passing through here.”
Curious, Polly went to check out the commotion and said she found her friend lying on the sidewalk.
“I just seen him five minutes ago,” Polly said. “He came down here a few minutes ago to check on me because I’ve been going through some depression stuff. He just kept telling me to, ‘Be careful. Be careful.’ Just giving me words of encouragement.”
According to police, a 911 call reported several gunshots. Officer found the victim shot once in the head outside of the store witnesses say he operated.
“They were trying to do good, something for the community,” Polly said. “Him and his friends have the store together. They were trying to do something good in this messed up world.”
Friends and loved ones gathered outside the store in disbelief.
“He has a family that he goes home to,” Polly said. “Good person, good man. People try to change do something better, this happens to them.”
Police have yet to make an arrest in this case.