Family Wants Justice for Father, Son

By R. Stickney
|  Thursday, Jan 13, 2011  |  Updated 8:41 AM PDT
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Family Demands Justice for Father, Son

Family members, friends and neighbors of a father and son shot and killed in Golden Hill gathered Wednesday on the corner near where the two men died. Keith Butler, 30, and his father Darryl Hunter, 49, were found by San Diego police on Sunday around 9 p.m. near 30th and C Streets.
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Family members, friends and neighbors of a father and son shot and killed in Golden Hill gathered Wednesday on the corner near where the two men died.

“Oh my God. They didn’t deserve this,” Patricia Flournoy cried out while holding a framed photo of Keith Butler, 30.

Butler and his father Darryl Hunter, 49, were found by San Diego police on Sunday around 9 p.m. near 30th and C Streets.

Hunter was found lying in the street across from Millers Market. His son was found in a nearby apartment. Both victims were taken to a hospital where they later died.

Police say the men had been visiting Butler's girlfriend at her apartment when the father decided to leave and Butler walked him to a bus stop.

Police say gunshots were heard about 20 minutes later, and the son ran back to the apartment, where he told his girlfriend to call 911 and then collapsed.

At the candlelight vigil Wednesday evening, family members including Butler’s young son, shared their pain and asked for help from the public to solve the murders.

“I just want to know why they did it and who did it,” said Beverly Ellis. “They took my husband and they took my son and they didn’t have to do that.”

Ellis said her grandson, Keith Butler, is without a dad.

“He was a good nice man and he did everything that he could for me and he tried his hardest,” the child said while wiping away tears.

Among the candles were several Chargers mylar balloons. Ellis explained that the two men spent every Sunday together, rooting for their team and watching football.

Butler was goofy according to his mother.

“He always made everybody happy. He kept it going and his dad was the same way,” she said.

Homicide investigators said there is no known motive for the shooting. They’re asking anyone with information about this incident to call (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
 

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