APOPKA, Fla. (FOX 35 Orlando) - The family of Elias Bratcher went door to door on Friday, handing out flyers and looking for clues, after the 47-year-old truck driver was ambushed and gunned down last weekend.
"We're hoping someone saw something. Saw a vehicle in the community, maybe they were out on their porch or looking out the window at that time of night," says Naim Mustafa.
Mustafa says the killer lured Bratcher to his semi truck, after receiving a call at around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning. He says the caller pretended to be a police officer, telling him his truck was open. His wife heard it all unfold.
"She was nervous about him leaving at such a late hour," he says.
When he didn't return, his wife went looking for him and called 911, after making the discovery. Deputies say this was not a random act, someone shot and killed him intentionally.
Bratcher's brother David Mustafa says, "It had to be somebody who knew him. He had just changed phone numbers."
Brother Hassam Mustafa agrees, "I believe this was planned in advance."The family says wires to surveillance cameras outside Bratcher's subdivision near the crime scene were also cut.
.If you saw anything here on Marden Road by Marden Meadows Drive between 3 o'clock to 4:30, Sunday morning, call deputies.
Bratcher's son's hope to get justice. Hakeem Mustafa says, "He was always there for me telling me he loved me. Its just a shock to me. I gotta live to learn without him. It's gonna be difficult but I feel he lives through me." The family plans to be out again tomorrow.A 10-thousand dollar reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. Call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS with information.