It happened in the Sunnyside neighborhood around 3 a.m. The 55-year-old victim, James Bolden, Jr., was shot in front of his family.
Police rushed to their duplex on Grassmere near Ferdinand, where the search for the suspects continues.
The break-in happened with the family of four inside the home. The suspects were given money, but Bolden was still shot.
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"I am heartbroken," Keith Bolden, the victim's brother, said. "I just lost my brother."
Bolden confronted the suspects and was shot at least once.
"I don't know why they would do something like that because he was a family type person, a great person, he was always happy, he was always getting along with everybody," Keith Bolden said.
Police say 2 teenaged suspects in hoodies came into the home through an open back window.
Inside were Bolden, his wife and her 19-year-old son and her 17-year-old daughter.
"It just don't add up," Keith Bolden said. "I don't understand it."
Detectives say one of those people inside the home got a good look at who did this, but those suspects are still on the run.
"These people will be caught, okay, they will be caught, so hopefully anybody that has any information or knows anything will pass it on to the authorities so they can do their jobs," the victim's uncle Ronald McCann said.
Bolden's wife and her two teenagers are still being questioned by detectives.
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