ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - Ten years after an Arlington man is gunned down, his family is still seeking justice.
At around 7:45 a.m. on October 26, 2010, George Hawkins went to take his dog for a walk at the Sutter Creek Apartments on Plum St., when he was shot and killed in a breezeway.
A full decade later, police have made no arrests.
Hawkins’ son, George Hawkins Jr., 34, says justice is long overdue.
“I think once we figure out who did this, we can finally start to heal and move on and go on with our lives,” Hawkins told reporters at Arlington Police headquarters.
The younger Hawkins says someone has to know something.
“It happened in the morning, so I’m hoping maybe a neighbor heard something or someone heard someone talking about it or anything. I’m just trying to reach out to as many people as possible, because I know someone has to know something about it.”
The case is currently being investigated by Det. Grant Gildon.
“In the original case early on, there were several leads that were investigated and ultimately were determined not to be valid and did not lead to the apprehension of a suspect,” says Gildon, who was not the original detective assigned to the case.
Gildon says robbery does not appear to be a motive, and that this appears to be a random killing.
“I hate to say ‘wrong place at the wrong time,’ but there’s no indication at this stage, even ten years later, that there was anything from his conduct that would lead to this,” Gildon says.
Hawkins says the murder has left a gaping hole in the family fir exactly a decade.
“It’s like whenever something good happens, you always want to go and call that person just to be like, ‘oh my goodness.’ Because he was always proud of us,” says Hawkins. “And it’s just kind of like every time something good happens, we don’t get to be 100% happy on everything, because we still have that over you, I guess.”
Hawkins is urging anyone with any information to come forward.
“I wish that someone would look at us and say, ‘hey, I wish I was in that situation,’ that someone would reach out and help us as well to at least get closure,” Hawkins says.
Anyone with any information is to call. Det. Gildon at 817-459-5651 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.