Family of fatal Glendale shooting victim seeks public's help
GLENDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A family dealing with a heartbreaking loss is asking for the public's help.
One week ago, their father was shot to death at a West Valley car wash. On Friday, the children Robert Jacobson left behind spoke out, hoping to find clues in the case.
For Jacobson's children, the heartbreak is still visibly raw, as they made a tearful plea to find their father's killer.
"This is just devastating," said Jason Haley. "It's hard to sleep right now."
Police said Jacobson was gunned down last Friday night, at a car wash near 59th Avenue and Missouri. Jacobson had been vacuuming his car when he was shot at around 9:00 p.m.
Jacobson's body was discovered three hours later. His car's door was still open, and the engine was still running.
"I feel like this is something he would want us to do, and I feel like deep down it's the right thing to do," said Chanel Jacobson. "Whether we're uncomfortable or not, I feel like we need to get the word out."
Jacobson's children said Jacobson was the kind of man who would give you his last dollar. He raised six children, and spent time making special presents for his three grandchildren.
"He made a little tornado thing in a mason jar, and he brought it over and had her convinced he caught a tornado for her, and she still has it sitting on her dresser," said Haley.
On Friday night, Glendale Police canvassed the area where Jacobson was shot dead, hoping someone saw or heard something that will help put the suspect behind bars.