This is such a heartbreaking story.
From Kenosha News:
Kenosha Police are continuing their search for two suspects in an armed robbery that ended with the killing of a Somers teenager Sunday night.
Robert W. Wilde, a student at Indian Trail Academy, was killed during a robbery at Shirl’s Drive-In, 7943 Sheridan Road, at about 9:40 p.m.
Wilde, one of six people working at the restaurant and ice cream shop during the robbery, was found lying outside the building by police who responded to a 911 call from employees. He was later pronounced dead at Kenosha Medical Center.
The store’s 42-year-old manager, James Hagelund, was also shot and was treated and released from the same hospital.
...Kenosha Police were called to Shirl’s at 9:39 p.m. Sunday for reports of an armed robbery with shots fired.
Police believe that two masked suspects, one armed with a gun and one with a knife, entered the restaurant through a back door as employees were preparing to close for the night.
The two men demanded money and took an undetermined amount of cash from the restaurant after shooting two employees, Rafferty said.
Police said there were four female employees, ages 17 to 20, in the restaurant when the robbery occurred. Rafferty said one of the women was able to lock herself in the bathroom, Two others fled outside and hid by a neighboring business, while the fourth hid inside the restaurant.
Rafferty said it is unclear whether Wilde was shot outside the restaurant, or whether he made his way outside after the shooting.
...Police are seeking two suspects both described as Hispanic men between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall.
One suspect was described as having long hair and was wearing a tan parka, blue shirt, camouflaged pants and a black mask at the time of the shooting.
The other suspect is described as wearing a red or brown parka or sweatshirt, a green shirt, tan shorts and a black mask.
The two suspects are still at large.
Rob Wilde's murderer is a free man. I wonder what he's thinking right now.
Is he aware of how devastated Rob's family and friends are because of his senseless, barbaric act?
Rob was described as "courageous, 'smart, funny and always caring.'"
It's horrible to steal from a business, but to take this young man's life in the process is so cold-blooded. I don't understand how a person can be capable of doing that.
Does the murderer have no conscience, no respect for life whatsoever?
It's incomprehensible to me.
I hope the thugs responsible for Rob's death are apprehended soon and they pay for their crimes. Whatever their punishments, that won't ever undo what they've done.
My heart goes out to Rob's family and friends. I hope they find strength in their faith and some comfort in knowing that they're in the prayers of many.
Rob's death is such a terrible loss. It's so terribly sad.