(WSVN) - A year ago today, a good man was gunned down as he worked to protect others. As Patrick Fraser tells us, a year has gone by but detectives are working the case, determined to find out who killed Keith Cox.
Keith Cox was working at a busy Metrorail station making sure everyone was safe, comes as no surprise…
Kevin Cox, Keith’s brother: “He was a man who always wanted to help and protect, especially on that rail.”
Keith loved to help people all his life. Kevin remembers his brother in high school.
Kevin Cox: “Because Keith and I, we were always the people who stood up for the people who were getting bullied. People who were being taken advantage of.”
And then someone came up behind Keith at the Metrorail station last August and took advantage of him.
Det. Daniel Aiken: “He was accosted from behind and shot multiple times.”
Det. Aiken says the killer was a black male, about 5 feet 9 inches, who grabbed Keith’s gun belt and his 9 mm weapon and ran…
Det. Daniel Aiken: “And jumped into a dark colored four door vehicle. We know that vehicle was occupied by at least one to two other males.”
E’lyse got the call in North Carolina that her uncle had been murdered.
E’lyse Cox: “He was kind of like the superhero of the family, so to find out this happened, it definitely struck … struck us hard.”
Latanja got the call in England, and had being waiting to call her father to tell him she was pregnant.
Latanja Gill: “I didn’t actually even get to tell him. I’m sure he’s aware now he’s looking down on us now.”
A father, a grandfather, a crime victim.
Det. Daniel Aiken: “These type of cases are solvable, and again, we have quite a few leads that we’re following.”
For example, a scarf was found by Keith Cox’s body. It wasn’t his — maybe it belonged to the killer. Keith’s 9 mm gun is still out there. Someone has his gun belt. A lot of little things that could lead to the killer, but not the big thing.
Kevin Cox: “The type of individuals who commit these types of crimes are typically cowards, and they talk a lot — brag a lot. So, I’m sure they told somebody.”
A coward gets away with it. A good man gets a funeral.
Det. Daniel Aiken: “We’re very methodical. We will track you, and we will work this case until we catch you.”
Latanja now has the son her father never got to see.
Latanja Gill: “I can’t believe it’s been a year, and I plead for anyone to come forward with any information.”
He was a hero to his family. Now someone can also be a different kind of hero, and they can make a call. Before they get a call like Keith’s family got.
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