PHOENIX, Arizona. – Rene Sánchez, the Hispanic who died after being shot at a QuikTrip gas station in Phoenix, leaves four orphaned daughters.
Sánchez, 39, worked as an electrician and planned to start his own business, according to his brother. That afternoon he stopped
at the gas station and according to witnesses he had an argument with a man, as he was walking away he was shot in the back, his brother Eddie Sánchez wrote in a GoFundme post.
They describe Sánchez as a hard-working man who lived with his wife and four daughters, two girls and two teenagers. He was working as an electrician putting up neon or LED signs for new businesses. They remember him as a funny man who made people around him laugh and enjoyed many friends.
“His wife does not work at the moment as my brother was the provider for the family. We are all devastated that they have not found the person who killed him. He was an honest and loving guy who would give his shirt for anyone,” says the brother. in the post.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for funeral expenses and support the wife and their four girls.
The crime occurred at noon on Saturday, April 2
Phoenix police are asking for help locating two men suspected in the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old man.
Officers received reports of a shooting at a QT gas station near 75th Avenue and Indian School Road around 12:15 p.m., according to Silent Witness.
When officers arrived, they found the man with gunshot wounds, police said in a news release.
Police said they believe a man wearing a white tank top with the word “Hustler” on the front and dark pants was the one who fired the shots. The description indicates that it is a Hispanic man who fled the scene on a bicycle after the shooting. The other suspect is African American and was wearing dark clothing.
The Phoenix Police Department released a photo and video showing an unidentified man leaving the scene on a bicycle. However, no arrests were immediately reported.
A $2,000 reward has been established for those who offer more information and are asked to contact Silent Witness.