“He was a good person, never did anyone wrong. He was here for 36 years. He worked. He spent more time out here than he did with us unfortunately. Not by choice, but to provide for us and give us a good life and he did that,” said the victim’s son, Nicholas Juncaj.
The family - seeking justice - makes an impassioned plea.
"We have to live with that for the rest of our lives. Meanwhile, whoever did this gets to continue with their life like nothing happened and it's not fair."
On September 1st Frano “Frank” Juncaj – the owner of Detroit Coney Island on Schaefer in southwest Detroit – was shot and killed at the restaurant as he was inside preparing breakfast. Police say he kept the bulletproof window open so he could connect with his customers.
"My dad always said, ‘No I'm like family to them. They would never do that to me. You have nothing to worry about.’"
His son and the rest of his family have been seeking justice ever since. They’ve teamed up with Crime Stoppers, hoping the reward money will make someone talk.
"It's completely anonymous. Call 1-800-Speak Up. There are no names involved, no nothing. It’s a $10,000 reward which was just increased. We’re hoping someone does the right thing.”
Crime Stoppers is not just counting on word of mouth, social media, and news reports. They’re going door-to-door, making sure everyone knows they’re hunting for a killer and you need to speak up.
Police say they received a few tips shortly after the crime happened. All they need is one more – one that leads to an arrest.