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Family Of SI Resident Shot Dead Calls On Police To Catch His Killer

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The family of a 24-year-old Staten Islander shot dead is calling on police to catch his killer as they mourn their loss. NY1's Michael Herzenberg filed the following report.

Natasha Pollard took the name of her fiance, Anthony Pollard, but she never imagined that the life she pictured together would end before it really began.

"He's my best friend. He's my everything," she said. "He's a great father."

Last Saturday night, Anthony Pollard went out with family and friends. According to his father, the 24-year-old defended his younger brother in a fight at a bar.

On the way home, they believe that the same person involved in the altercation shot Pollard and killed him.

Police say he was shot in his chest while sitting in a car on Forest Avenue after 3 a.m. on Sunday, December 1.

"Police haven't told me anything," said Robert Maloney, Anthony Pollard's father. "This is why I'm so upset, because my son was a good kid. He worked for a law firm as a paralegal. He was going to college in Staten Island, and he took care of his son and his fiance."

Pollard's father wants police to release information about the killer to the media, but sources say if police thought it would be helpful to the investigation, that is what they would do.

Detectives say no one is in custody and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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