Sarah Drewer, a mother of two, was shot and killed by her husband just days after she decided to leave him.
Friends say Sarah had a plan to get out of her abusive relationship. On Thursday, she finally decided to do it after a fight with her husband. She got an order of protection on Friday and moved out with the kids, but then made a decision that ultimately ended up costing her, her life.
"The kindest, funniest, sweetest girl I've ever known in my life," said Jill Bauman, a close friend of the victim.
Bauman's best friend, Sarah Drewer was killed on Tuesday morning. Sarah's husband Doug Drewer shot Sarah in front of their Scottsdale home, just days after she left him.
"She had hope that she never had before in her life, that things were going to turn around," said Bauman.
Bauman says she would text Sarah every 15 minutes to make sure she was safe. On Tuesday morning, Sarah went back home to pick up some things for the kids. Jill says Sarah's order of protection banned Doug from going to the house, but he was there.
"We were all in constant with her and her safety and her whereabouts, and we lost contact with her about 10 minutes to 8 yesterday. And at 8 we knew, her best friends knew that something tragic had happened," she said.
"The little boy came running out yelling help at the top of his lungs screaming, and I could hear the mom in the background," said Jim Welch, who was working at a construction site.
He ran over with two other workers to help Sarah and wrestled the gun away from Doug. As Sarah and her son were standing outside Doug came out of the house again, with another loaded gun and shot her.
"As soon as I saw him coming with that other gun I booked right over there... the woman was yelling for her life, "please don't, please don't," he said. "Whatever he did to himself he deserved that, but she didn't deserve to die."
"The world lost an angel yesterday," said Bauman.
Sarah was a nurse and lost 100 pounds working out at a gym with Jill. That gym will have a fundraiser for Sarah's kids on Valentines day from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Bauman's Xtreme Training.
For more information on the fundraiser visit http://baumansxtremetraining.com/