Widow and mother call for killer to come forward

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A widow and mother are seeking closure in the murder of a loved one. Now they hope newly released video and pictures will lead police to the killer.

Atlanta police said Larry Cooper, 33, was ambushed, robbed and shot to death the night of February 17.

They said Cooper was walking home from a neighborhood store when he was killed on Pinehurst Terrace. His loved ones said he was carrying a recent tax return in cash.

"Maybe two or three thousand dollars. It wasn't worth it. It wasn't worth it. No money is worth a person's life," said Shuntai Cooper, Larry Cooper's widow.

Atlanta police are asking the public to pay particular attention to the vehicle the men were driving.

"The most important thing that I want to focus on is the Scion vehicle. We really need some help identifying who that male is. You're also going to see some other males depicted in the video as well. We need all the assistance that we can," said Lt. Charles Hampton, APD's Homicide Commander.

Hampton said Cooper's robbery and murder appear to be a crime of opportunity. Police are hoping a $2,000 Crime Stoppers reward will prompt someone to help them find the killer.

"I know there's a lot of people out there that knows something and they just won't come forward. We need closure, his kids, his family, we need closure," said Shuntai Cooper.

She said he has children from a previous relationship. The family recently moved away from the rented home Larry Cooper was walking back to when he was robbed and murdered.  His mother had a message for the killer.

"Please come forward. We would like to rest and let my son rest because I know right now his spirit is roaming, so I'd like some closure," said Linda Floyd.

Anyone with information on the robbery and murder of Larry Copper is asked to call Atlanta police. They can also call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous.