DENVER (CBS4)– A woman is pleading for help finding her brother’s killer. Someone shot John Field while he was walking his dog in July. He survived for months until finally succumbing to his injuries two weeks ago.
“He wanted to live,” said Debbie Salazar, Field’s sister.READ MORE: 'An Insult To Hunters Who Follow The Rules': Iniki Kapu Banned From Colorado, Most Of U.S., After Poaching Spree
The shooting happened about 10:40 p.m. on July 9 while Field, 50, was walking his dog in the 100 block of West 1st Avenue.
Field,a father of three, has been called the “Mayor of Broadway” because he grew up on the same street where he lived as an adult and was well liked by neighbors.
“He was just really a good guy, just really funny, very loving,” said Salazar.
Police say Field became involved in a brief disagreement with the occupants of a late model black Chevy Camero.
“He thought someone was going to hit his dog, so he hit the car with a bottle,” said Salazar.
Someone from within the vehicle fired several shots, striking Field.
Family members watched from a party in the front yard as the vehicle quickly turned around near West 1st Avenue and Bannock Street.READ MORE: 'They Left Her For Dead': 14 Year Old & 18 Year Old Charged With Murder Of Pamela Cabriales On Colfax
“It went really fast, it came straight and made a U-turn by the stop signs,” said Salazar.
She said the suspect followed Field and fired four shots.
“It hit his arm, it ricocheted inside and took out 75 to 80 percent of his insides,” said Salazar.
The Camero sped away and a suspect has not been identified. The suspect vehicle has very dark tinted windows and black rims with a chrome ring. The vehicle may have slight damage or scratches to the body just to the rear of the driver side windows.
Field survived but his struggles had just begun. Salazar said her brother fought from his hospital bed for months.
“He said, ‘I wish I never would have thrown that bottle because look now, I’m fighting for my life and I’m not going to make it,'” said Salazar.
Field died two weeks ago in hospice care.
“He fought for his life, every single day it was a battle,” said Salazar. “If you know something, come forward and let’s get him off the street.”MORE NEWS: 'Help Me!': Snowmobiler Counts Blessings As Stranger Finds Him Buried
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash reward up to $2,000.