On the morning of April 13, 1999, a red vehicle came up next to Fermn Saldivar, “a devoted husband and father” as he traveled to work on a California interstate. According to a recent Facebook post by the Pomona Police Department, a shooting broke out on the 60 Freeway in the city shortly after.
“Saldivar was hit once in the upper torso,” The Los Angeles Times reported in 1999. “His brother-in-law, who was in the passenger’s seat, steered the car off the freeway to a gas station and called the police.”Police announced on April 7 that 24 years after the “unprovoked” attack, they still had not found the perpetrator.
“Fermín was hard working and always wanted to support his family,” police said. “This was a senseless act of violence, and his family would like to get closure.” According to police, after striking Saldivar, a father of a 1-year-old child, the suspect “quickly” departed the scene.
Saldivar’s wife was quoted in The Daily Bulletin as saying, “They killed an innocent person, and left my boy without a dad,” which was provided by police. Witnesses told police “there wasn’t any road rage before the shooting.”
Police say they looked into the case for months but found no new information, so they closed it. Police said “Fermín’s family never lost hope and stayed in contact with” them.
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