Kevin Ore update: Family reaches out to community to help solve son's murder

PHOENIX - It's a step in the right direction for Michael Ore, joining family and friends as they handed out fliers in the same neighborhood where his son, Kevin, was killed on May 7.

They were going door-to-door near 7th Street and Las Palmaritas in North Phoenix.

"Kevin was a good guy,” said his father, Michael. “He wasn't involved in drugs, he wasn't beating people up. The last thing he did was help somebody at a bar down the street here.”

He’s referring to the Rum Runners Bar. Kevin, 35, was actually picking up a shift for another worker that night and stayed past his shift to help around the bar. He left around 2 a.m. and a few hours later a passerby found his body. Ore had died from an apparent gunshot wound.

So far, Phoenix police have no leads or potential suspects in the homicide. And they hope today's effort will bring them closer to a resolution.

“There's been so many situations where we'll hand out a flyer and a person with the flyer will say 'no, I don’t know anything’ and then they'll keep it on a counter,” said Sgt. Darren Burch with Silent Witness. “But then a friend or relative will come over and say ‘I know something about that case!’”

It's a frustrating time for the Ore family, knowing that they're not any closer than they were three weeks ago to finding the killer of their son. But today's effort is also to make sure the unknown suspect doesn't strike again.

"I wouldn't want for anybody else to suffer the loss that we have,” Michael said.

If you have any information on this case, contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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