ONLY ON 8: Hero dies trying to prevent a robbery, friends remember victim

LAS VEGAS - Twenty-six-year-old Kolton Sawyer died a hero. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness.

"I haven't really been able to focus. My daughter's the only thing that's been keeping me going," said Andrea Rodriguez.

Sawyer passed away on Friday. It was sudden and tragic. He and two of his friends chased an armed man who they believed robbed a woman walking nearby. Sawyer was shot in the neck on Holly Ave. and Allen Ln. near Rancho and Vegas Dr.

"He was the type of person to go into your house and if you let him use the bathroom, he'd offer to watch your dishes," she said. 

Rodriguez and Sawyer were good friends. She showed us photos of his artwork. He was extremely talented. 

"He was really, really gifted. He went to the Art Institute of Pennsylvania and was an amazing artist," she said. 

He even designed her tattoo in honor of her late mother.

Four days later, no one has been arrested for the murder of Sawyer.

"He took a really amazing person. He didn't deserve that. He really didn't," she said. "Facing it is one thing but nobody has any closure so it doesn't make it any better."

Police say Sawyer's intentions were right, but they do not recommend his actions. Investigators ask that if you know anything about the case, to call Crime Stoppers. 


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