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Family Of Slain Basketball Coach Seeks Help Finding Killer

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Daryl Minor (Family Photo)

Daryl Minor (Family Photo)

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CALUMET PARK (CBS) – The family of a popular basketball coach who was found shot to death in a parking lot in south suburban Calumet Park was asking for help Wednesday to find the killer.

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports 34-year-old Daryl Minor was shot and killed early Monday morning in the 12400 block of South Ashland Avenue in Calumet Park.

On Wednesday, his family issued a plea for help. His wife, Fonda Minor, said he was the type of husband who drove his kids to school and drove her to work before starting his own day. He’d also pick the kids up after school, do laundry, and attend his kids’ school assemblies.

“It was about being a team, and so that’s what I say now, that I lost my team player. We were just good together. We were the best together,” she said.

It’s only two days since Fonda lost her husband to a murder that, so far, remains unsolved.

“We just want to know, and we just want the people to be picked up,” she said.

Daryl’s body was found in a parking lot. His family said he was walking to his truck to head home just before he died.

His death has been especially hard to understand for the boys on the AAU basketball team he coached.

“Now we have to step in his footsteps and be the best we can be,” Cordell Lott said.

Minor’s family said that is his legacy: being a father figure to his team, as well as a father of five himself.

His mother Annett Minor had a message for her son’s killer: “I forgive you. I forgive you, but … there’s consequences for everyone’s actions. You know what, you have to stand accountable, because he was loved. He was loved, and that’s what we’re here to say today.”

Minor’s family said they believe his murder could be related to an altercation he had a few weeks ago, at the same bar he was at the night he was killed.

For now, Calumet Park police haven’t named any suspects. They said their investigation is ongoing.

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