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Friends Gather To Remember Edgewater Murder Victim

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John Goggin (credit: CBS)

John Goggin (credit: CBS)

EDGEWATER, Colo. (CBS4) – Friends and family gathered for a memorial Sunday night to remember a man believed to be killed in his home in Edgewater last week.

So far police don’t know who is responsible for killing John Goggin. He was found shot on Thursday in the garage he rented at 25th and Sheridan Boulevard and died after arriving at the hospital.

“I just think it was cruel the way he went. I want to find out who did this to him, or I want the police to find out who did,” said his friend Diane Pitt.

Goggin, 41, was a popular person in his neighborhood. He made friends at the Sonic Drive-In where he worked on Sheridan. He also spent several years working as a sign spinner grabbing the attention of passing drivers.

“I still haven’t put on any makeup because I just keep on crying,” friend Christine Meece told CBS4 over the weekend.

Goggin was the father of a daughter in her 20s living in California.

“John, he was a standup guy, he was an outstanding person. I didn’t know him too well but it hurt my feelings when I heard about it,” Tyree Davis told CBS4.

Friends are now pleading with to the public to help police find his killer.

“Please, if anyone has any information, please can we please get some justice,” Meece said.

Meece said she saw Goggin on a daily basis.

“(If you asked) ‘Hey, can I borrow $20, you know, I need to buy some milk for my child,’ something like that, he’d be right there and say ‘Here you go,’ and not bug you to get it back,” she said.

Authorities released surveillance photos of a person they say might have witnessed the crime, but that person isn’t being called a suspect. It was a man in a light colored hat. Edgewater police say he went to the property where Goggin lived with a purpose, and could possibly be associated with a car that was seen parked in the alleyway by Goggin’s residence at the time of the shooting. The car was described as being a 2004 to 2007 green or blue Kia Sportage sedan.

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