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Father killed in Phoenix shooting, brother says family is 'broken-hearted'

A body was found in Phoenix on Wednesday, Dec. 8 and police say the person died by homicide.

The man's body was found near 65th Avenue and Thomas Road just before 8:30 a.m. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by a Phoenix Fire Department crew.

He was identified as 35-year-old Quincy Thomas.

Police say Thomas' body had obvious signs of trauma and detectives are working to learn what led up to his death.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151, or call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS to remain anonymous.

'Not only are we hurting, but also his babies are hurting'

Darryl Thomas, his brother, says the family is grieving.

"Initially we were shocked, but I think the word might be ‘broken.’ You know, like just broken-hearted. It's hard," he said.

He's trying to bring his younger brother home to Texas so the father of four can be laid to rest. In 2020, Darryl tried to convince him to move back to Texas for a fresh start.

He explained his brother was likely running from the suspect.

"They said it was multiple gunshot wounds, so it wasn't just in the front. You know, initially, that's where he took the blow … looks like he attempted to get away, and so he turned his back to go and run I guess the other way, and he was also a shot in the back," Darryl said.

Quincy was a father, who of course, his children now miss.

"He loved his kids so much that he didn't want to be away from them," Darryl said. "It was like by any means necessary."

The mother of his children is also feeling a major loss.

"Not only are we hurting, but also his babies are hurting right now, and to have that resolved, means a lot. The mother of his children, she's hurting right now. So to have that resolved is super, super important," Darryl said.

Darryl says Quincy didn't have enemies, and he wants justice for his brother, asking any witnesses who may have seen something to come forward.

To help Thomas' family in their time of need, visit this link.

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