Shifat Mithila received a devastating call at 5:30 Saturday Morning.
“I couldn’t believe it. I was hoping it was false news,” she said.
She learned her friend and colleague, Mohammed Firoz-Ul-Amin, had been shot and killed while working at Mr. Lucky’s gas station.
“We work together, we’re always together at events. It’s hard to accept something like this can happen,” she said.
Days later and flowers lay outside of the gas station. Mithila, still at a loss for words.
“It’s shocking and we’re all saddened,” she said.
Saddened, especially for his family. She says the 29-year-old was set to get married in a few months.
“He was about to get married in December. We all knew about it. His girlfriend is in trauma right now,” Mithila said.
A GoFundMe was created in his honor and has already raised more than 30 thousand dollars. The funds will cover expenses to transport Firoz-Ul-Amin’s body to his home country of Bangledesh.
“That’s the family’s first priority now. They want to see him, they want him back as soon as possible,” she said.
Now that he’s gone, Mithila says she and his family are demanding justice and are hoping authorities can find her friend’s killer soon.