Vigil held for slain Sanford business owner

- Sanford residents and pastors, including people of different colors and creeds, gathered at a store where a man was murdered to stand together to push for justice in his death.  Joshua Hur, 63, was killed on December 23 at Kim's Food Store.  Sanford police investigators want to talk to two men and a woman who were in the store shortly before he was shot to death. 

"They will have the courage to step up and if they saw, heard or saw something, they will bring it to light," said Pastor Barnabas Phibbs. 

People lit candles and prayed for the Korean immigrant-turned-business owner.  The victim's son, Caleb Hur, thanked those who attended for their support.  "My dad was a good man.  He didn't deserve what happened to him," he said. 

Speakers praised the man who worked hard to support his family and to spread his faith.  They need the community's support to stop the violence and the family hopes something good can come from this tragedy.  "And I just pray to God that he brings justice and peace to us all," Hur added.    

There is a $5,000 reward for any information that can help lead to an arrest in this case. If you have information, call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).


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