Sadly, about two weeks ago my aunt’s grandson was shot and killed while on the job as an armored car guard in Arizona. While I had not seen Robert Keith Palomares in many years, his murder is a tragic story of someone clearly being in the wrong place at the absolutely wrong moment, with the tragedy leaving a family in mourning.
According to Friday’s edition of The Arizona Republic, a suspect is now being sought (a photo is attached at right):
“A suspect wanted in last week’s robbery and murder of an armored-car guard in Ahwatukee Foothills has been spotted in Southern California, authorities say.
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Jason Derek Brown, 35, was seen in Orange County after the Nov. 29 shooting. She declined to reveal further details.
Brown is suspected of ambushing 24-year-old Robert Keith Palomares as he left the AMC Ahwatukee 24 theaters near 48th Street and Ray Road with a hefty moneybag after the lucrative Thanksgiving weekend.
Police say their suspect shot Palomares in the head multiple times before grabbing the bag and fleeing on a bicycle. Investigators linked Brown to the crime after finding evidence on a bike that was discarded near the theater.”