Milwaukee -- Bill Melendez Jr. was gunned down while working his shift at Family Dollar on Milwaukee's South side. Saturday's those workers went to pay their respects to him at his funeral. Workers from other Family Dollar locations across Milwaukee filled in.
"We miss him a lot," Melendez's nephew Rico Aviles said.
"He'd give you the shirt off his back," Mark Gates said. "That's the type of guy he was."
Family, friends and co-workers remembered Melendez more than a week after he was killed in a senseless act of violence.
"Everybody is just in so much pain," Aviles said. "Tthat something like this happened over something so petty."
An armed robber came into the Family Dollar on 43rd and Oklahoma August 6. He pointed his gun at Melendez and shot him in the head. Melendez died at the hospital a day later.
So far the robber got away with it, leaving a family distraught.
"It's just so much to take in and absorb," Aviles said. "We got to stick together and be there for each other. Have more get-togethers. Cherish the people you have now."
They remembered the man that everyone called a friend, a father, a grandfather, a co-worker.
A life cut short too fast. The family apppreciates the police work being done and hopes they find the killer.
"I mean this guy is a coward," Aviles said. "I feel sorry for him because he's the one that has to live with this. I feel sorry for my family because we have to live with it."
"All I keep saying is I hope they get this guy," Gates said.
"I know he's in a better place now, but we miss him," Aviles added.
There's still a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the murder of Bill Melendez Jr.