The family of a man shot and killed at the Southern Avenue Metro Station is having a tough time coming to terms with all they have lost.
The victim, 43-year-old Harold Detter of Oxon Hill, Md. was on his way home from work when he encountered a stranger with a gun.
Police say that stranger was 32-year-old Norman Bonds, who is now facing first-degree murder charges in connection with this shooting. Witnesses said the man who pulled the trigger said just one word, "move" before shooting Detter in the head.
"He was such a wonderful man," Laurenda Detter says about her brother. "All he did was work and hang out with his daughter. And now, a nine-year-old is left without a dad."
Detter's father, Harold, says his son left some very big shoes to fill.
"I just wish he had more time then he was allowed to have. I really do," Harold Detter says. "I was so proud of my son, the life he was living. I loved him, and I know he loved me."
If she could ask the suspect one question, Detter's mother said it would be "Why?"
"He was such a loving person," Vivian Detter says. "He didn't deserve to die like this."
Norman Bonds is being held without bond.
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