“If you have a heart please, if you know anything please call the police department,” said Schnavia Sashington, victim’s God sister.
Family and friends of 43-year-old Dominic burden are now pleading for help in finding whoever shot him dead on Christmas night.
“The family wants answers, what happened that night, who was with him that night,” said Sashington.
“A great barber here on 45, a well-loved, well liked gentleman who helped everybody in the community that he could,” said Reverend Patrick Munnerlyn.
Tips have been slow coming in, so they’re working to put up a reward to find the suspect. Police say it happened around 11 pm, just about a block away from the Burden’s shop. People inside the business said they heard gunshots, and then, when they came out they found Dominic lying on the street on
The Prichard Police Department are releasing little information, so far they only confirmed that Burden died from gunshot wounds.
“We continue to talk to the family and to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, we do have some leads, and we’ll pursue that to the maximum extent,” Philip Stiell, City of Prichard.
In light of this, Rev. Patrick Munnerlyn is asking for more video surveillance.
“In front of businesses on the street, behind businesses where people frequent all the time, you know in cases like this where people would not come forth or are afraid to come forth cameras help a whole lot,” said Munnerlyn.
But right now Burden’s family believe acting quickly could lead to a break.
“We want the police department, we want city leaders, we want the Mayor, we want everybody to get involved to try to help the family, we don’t want the legacy that Dominic left behind to go unnoticed,” added Sashington.
“Certainly on Christmas Day on a day that everybody has talked to each other, that said hello and Merry Christmas; sitting in the barber shop and cutting hair and laughing and talking and the next thing you know, 5, 10 minutes later, Dominic was gone.”
Friends say Dominic was planning to open at least two more locations in the next year — and they’ll work to make that happen in his memory.