Jacksonville, FL (WJXT) - Police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a man Monday on the side of a highway in South Georgia.
Authorities say Richard Hollis was headed to visit family in North Carolina, but never made it.
They believe he may have been changing a flat tire when he was killed.
"It makes it harder to believe in a better world that we're living in when things like this happen," Blake Dunbar explains.
Dunbar is 23-years-old; the same age as Richard Hollis' son, Jordan. The two have been friends for years, and Richard coached them in baseball. They're still trying to figure out why this happened.
"I think it's still like not hitting as much as it's going to when the, you know, ceremony and funeral come up. But-we've tried to keep the house busy and the mood kind of light," Dunbar says.
Monday morning Hollis was found by his car near this exit outside of Brunswick, Georgia.
Investigators said it was clear Hollis had stopped there to fix a flat tire. Glynn County Police believe he was murdered sometime between 5:30 AM and 7:00 AM
Rhonda Hollis said her husband was found face down in the trunk of his car, leading the family to think he may have been approached from the back and caught by surprise.
Monday police Chief Matt Doering said a vehicle was spotted leaving the murder scene.
Chief Doering explains, "There was a small maroon or red car, a sedan, that was seen by another couple that had came forward leaving the area that turned northbound on the Interstate between that timeline."
The family is just hoping an arrest is made soon.
"Obviously, you know, some closure would be nice. I think the detective and the people on the case have been pretty generous and awesome dealing with that and communicating with the family and stuff," Dunbar says.
Police say Hollis' wallet was missing from the scene.
Authorities are looking for anyone who saw anything suspicious early Monday morning.
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