“I have no words to describe him,” the victim’s widow Abby Gyimah told CNN affiliate WABC at a press conference Sunday. “He was a good man. He was a good, good man.”
The investigation is still ongoing and no arrests had been made as of Saturday afternoon, según la policía.
Fernando Mateo, a spokesperson for the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, also spoke at Sunday’s news conference.
“Probably was the first fare of his day. It was probably the first person that he picked up and guess what—it was the last person that he picked up,” Mateo said. “Because his life was taken away. For what? For money?”
The Federation of Taxi Drivers is offering a $ 15,000 reward leading to the conviction of the suspects, Mateo told CNN.
Hasta aquí, Mateo said the federation has raised
$ 10,000 in addition to the over
$ 69,000 raised on the verified Página de GoFundMe created to help Gyimah’s family with funeral and living expenses
“It was a horrible crime,” Mateo told CNN Sunday. “We lost an amazing man.”
Mateo said he hopes to raise enough money to create a college scholarship fund for the victim’s four children, who he says are ages 3, 5, 7, y 8.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell encouraged people to submit tips to help arrest the perpetrators of the
“sin sentido” attack in a tweet
“As his loved ones mourn, Kutin is in the thoughts of the NYPD detectives who are working hard to apprehend those responsible,” Sewell said.
NYPD CrimeStoppers is also offering a reward
, según la policía
. CrimeStoppers offers up to
$ 3,500 for information leading to an arrest and indictment
En una oracion, City Hall said the tragedy is “not only devastating, but unacceptable.”
“Violence will not be tolerated in our city, which is why we’re working every day to get violent criminals off our streets. We extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family, amigos, and coworkers during this painful time and we will work diligently to bring all people responsible to justice,” la declaración decía.