Tow truck driver killed in Tacony shooting

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Philadelphia police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a tow truck driver in the city's Tacony section.

Philadelphia police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a tow truck driver in the city's Tacony section.

It happened Friday night on the 6600 block of Hegerman Street.

Family members have identified the driver as Khayyan Fruster Jr., a father of two boys.

Sadly the boys will have to grow up without their father.

The 28-year-old was tragically gunned down just outside of his home.

Action News spoke with his grieving family Saturday.

"This is a good young man. This is a young man who worked, he wasn't in the street, he was about his family, he was about his children," said Frankie Brown, family friend.

Action News obtained surveillance video Saturday of the heinous crime.

In the video, Fruster can be seen getting picked up by a co-worker around 9 p.m.

Before he closes the door, a suspect walks up behind him and shoots both him and his co-worker.

Fruster was killed.

The co-worker was shot multiple times and is in critical condition.

Fruster's family says they don't understand why this happened.

"Khayyan has no enemies. He goes to work, he comes home. He's not in the street," said Brown.

We noticed quite a few real estate signs on Hegerman Street.

Almost every neighbor we spoke with says things have gotten out of control and they're leaving.

"We're about to leave the neighborhood, that's what we're going to do," said Ray Mills of Tacony.

"I have four grandchildren and I'm afraid to leave the kids out," said Pat Herling of Tacony.

One neighbor blames things specifically on drugs.

"I think a lot of things have to do with the drug heroin. A lot of people partake in it," said Mills.

Fruster's family has this to say to the killer:

"Turn yourself in, let your conscious be your guide. I don't know how you sleep or how you're going to be able to sleep. You took away something special, something precious from all of us," said Brown.

His family also says the next step for him was to buy his own home for his two sons and girlfriend.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia police.
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