Red light shooting victim remembered as family man
Updated: Tuesday, February 11 2014, 07:00 AM EST
Rochester, N.Y. -- As a symbol of releasing a spirit into heaven, close friends and family of Jorge King-Hernandez, 33, released dozens of balloons into the evening sky Monday night.
Hernandez was killed last Thursday while sitting in his car at a red light at the intersection of Upper Falls Boulevard and Hudson Avenue.
For Hernandez's sister, Daisy King, her lasting memories of him will be his smile and his passion for his family.
“He's just the best father that I've ever known," King said through tears. "His children were left with nothing because he was everything to them."
Hernandez was also known for his talent of writing.
King said her brother enjoyed music and loved writing poems.
“He was a great brother; he was a great son,” King said. “Anytime we needed anything, he was there. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone.”
While the circumstances leading up to Hernandez’s death are still unknown, his family members tell 13WHAM News what is known was the sincere friendship he offered.
That was reflected in the support seen at Monday night’s prayer vigil to celebrate his life.
“It goes to show that my brother was very loved by anyone,” King said. “Anyone who knew him would love him, automatically.”
Hernandez left behind four small children.
Police are still looking for suspects in the case.
If you have information, you're asked to call Crimestoppers at 423-9300.