|Published:||Nov 14, 2012 10:23 AM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 14, 2012 6:13 PM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Seeking justice through a reward. The employer of a murder victim is willing to pay 5-thousand dollars to find a killer.
Someone gunned down Domingo Gutierrez-Leon in front of his Prospect Avenue home on Friday night.
"Shock and devastation, we're still dealing with it and trying to get our heads around the fact that he's actually gone. I mean you walk into work every day for 15 years and your greeted every day by this little guy with a smile on his face," says Lee Crowther with Crowther Roofing.
A dedicated employee and a family man. A flag flies at half staff in memory of Domingo Gutierrez-Leon .
"It's losing a family member, he was part of our family," says Kevin Callans.
Gutierrez-Leon worked here at Crowther Roofing for 15 years earning money to support his family back home in Guatemala.
"Why him? The one person that happens to work for the company that always has a smile on his face always wants to help and that person's gone," he adds.
Lee County deputies say Domingo was shot Friday night in front of his home.
"He was literally on the phone with his wife at the time that he was shot," says Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers.
They say it was random. Domingo had no criminal record and no enemies. Routte says investigators have linked other recent homicides to gangs or drugs... but the mystery behind this shooting is what she says is more disturbing.
Somebody is out there with that violent tendency that they're going to gun down somebody, an innocent man, if it's this guy last Friday, who's it going to be next," Routte adds.
"Domingo was a hardworking family man. He had 8 children. I'd want his killer to know that. May God have mercy on his soul," Crowther adds.
Anyone with information on the murder of Domingo Gutierrez-Leon is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers, and an additional $5,000 from Crowther Roofing and Sheet Metal, upon the arrest and conviction of the murderer. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.