AURORA, Colo. (CBS) – A security guard who was gunned down Saturday night at a marijuana dispensary in Aurora was a father of three and had worked at the dispensary for just two weeks. His killers are still on the loose.

Travis Mason, 24, was shot and killed and his family and Aurora police are asking for the public’s help with any information leading to the arrest of the two suspects.

Samantha and Travis Mason (credit: Facebook)

Samantha and Travis Mason (credit: Facebook)

Mason had just finished his time serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. He moved to Colorado in February with his wife and children and took a job as a security guard.

It was around 9:44 p.m. when police responded to Green Heart dispensary where Mason was working. They found him suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

CBS4’s Jamie Leary spoke with Mason’s wife and family Sunday afternoon. His wife, Samantha Mason, said one of the last texts she got from her husband was that there was a man bothering him and that he would tell her about it when he got home. She said she had a feeling something was not right when he stopped responding to her texts.

Police went to the Masons’ home around 1 a.m. to tell Samantha her husband had been killed. She says she was obviously distraught but also angry. She wants the suspects brought to justice.

Samantha Mason (credit: CBS)

Samantha Mason (credit: CBS)

“Justice for him; I want these people to be found and I want them to be punished for what they did,” Samantha Mason said. “He has three kids that were waiting for daddy to come home at 10 p.m., and they stood up to say, ‘Hey mommy, is daddy coming home yet?’ All the way until 1 a.m. until they finally fell asleep. I don’t know what to tell them. They still think that daddy is at work.”

The dispensary says police had been in and out all day collecting surveillance and other evidence. They aren’t releasing much information at this point in the investigation but say the suspects are two black males with guns.

Travis and Samantha Mason (credit: Facebook)

Travis and Samantha Mason (credit: Facebook)

LINK: Family Expenses for Travis Mason (GoFundMe)

Additional Resources

The Aurora Police Department released the following information about this case:

Police are asking anyone with information about this case to call Agent Matthew Ingui with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6067 or tipsters can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. By calling Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.


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