BALTIMORE - Antonio Rodgers is burying a brother today. He says everybody knew big Fred.
At 6-4, Freddie King was towering figure and well-known in AAU circles. But, he was also a towering figure in his family's life.
"They don't know what they took from us a son that loves him more than anything and it hurts for him to keep asking for his father and he's not ever coming home." Rogers says.
On Saturday the 38-year-old King dropped his son off at a barbershop and said that he would be right back.
Just after 10 p.m. Saturday, he was found shot several times in the 2600 block of Kent Street in Cherry Hill.
Police say he was a few feet from his car, all the doors were open and the engine was running.
King was taken to Shock Trauma where he died.
At this point police have few clues.
"A family man working hard to raise his children trying to steer them in the right direction and then the most unfortunate thing happens so any information the public can help us with we welcome it whether they deem it small or insignificant it doesn't matter." city police detective Donnie Moses says.
The family says they know this is a process and that the police are doing what they can.
But, Big Fred was a big part of their lives and touched the lives of others. He deserved better.
"He was a good friend, and all we asking as a family that if ya'll seen anything last Saturday night, please call in the information. He was a good dude, man, a good father, a good brother a good friend.” Rogers says.
If you have any information that could help call city police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-877-7Lockup.
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