PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - He was murdered more than a year and a half ago. The family of a tow truck driver, still feeling the loss, is honoring their father, husband and son on what would have been his 30th birthday.
At first glance, it looks like an ordinary birthday party, with balloons and cake decorated in favorite colors. Only the message scrawled in green icing reads “Happy Heavenly Birthday.” A celebration for a son no longer living.
“That was my only child. My only child,” said mother Donna Williams.
Williams’s son, Khayyan Fruster, Jr. was 28-years-old when he was gunned down as he left home for his job as a tow truck driver with A-Bob’s Towing.
It was January of 2017.
Surveillance video captured the shooter calmly kill Khayyan execution style. A coworker inside the vehicle survived.
“He didn’t deserve it. He was working three jobs to take care of his kids. That’s all he did was take care of his family,” said father Khayyan Fruster, Sr.
It was the second killing of an A-Bob’s driver in 24 hours. Police believe the same shooter murdered both men, but the cases remain open.
“He was sincere, he worked hard, he had a goal and he aspired to those goals. He had two children he loved dearly,” said grandmother Marie Fruster.
Fruster’s aunt Lee Williams said it’s been a long two years with no arrests.
“His killer is on the loose,” Lee said.
Loved ones point out Khayyan had no enemies, no criminal record and no threats on his life before his murder. His family’s frustration is growing.
“I know there are a lot of unsolved murders, but you have a video of the killer,” Lee added.
On what would have been Khayyan’s 30th birthday, his family is working hard to keep his memory alive, hopeful his killer will one day be caught.
“If someone told me I would only get 28 years, I would never have believed them,” said Donna.