PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A longtime SEPTA bus driver was murdered right in front of his house, and his family wants answers. They're holding a vigil to honor the 43-year-old as police continue to hunt for the shooter.
"Loving, hardworking, caring—had a good sense of humor," Johnson's younger brother Antoine Moore told FOX 29 Friday.
The family of Wilfred Johnson is searching for answers after the SEPTA driver was gunned down in front of his own home earlier this week on his way home from work.
"He was just a hardworking gentleman—just go to work and come home. He wasn't in the streets. He was doing everything a man's supposed to do," Moore explained.
Will Johnson had just left the SEPTA garage at 58th and Callowhill where he's worked for almost a decade driving a SEPTA bus. His family is devastated by the sudden loss of such a well-loved brother, son and uncle.
"Very family oriented. He didn't have any kids of his own but he had nieces and nephews that he loved dearly," Moore said.
Homicide detectives say the gunman may have been lying in wait on Millick Street just before 9 p.m. Monday. Investigators say robbery was not the motive since Johnson still had money in his pockets and a legally registered weapon on his person.
"Somebody out there saw something. We need those people to come forward and contact us," Homicide Unit Captain John Ryan said.
SEPTA officials said Will Johnson was a generous and beloved employee with a great sense of humor. His coworkers just dedicated a whole page of their newsletter in hs memory. SEPTA and many others are saddened by the loss.
"For someone to take his life over something senseless was something that crushed my world," Moore said.
One of four brothers Johnson loved his family and his Philadelphia Eagles.
"That was a blessing to know that they won that Super Bowl before he passed that touched my heart to be able to have that for him," Moore said.
"I would hope and I pray that anyone who has information would come forward," Moore said.
There's a $20,000 reward. The family will hold a vigil at 8 p.m. Friday with Johnson's coworkers at the SEPTA garage at 58th and Callowhill.
Police say Johnson was struck by multiple gunshots from a 9mm handgun.