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Family of Albany murder victim raise money for funeral expenses

Imari Wallace, Anthony Cook's Cousin Imari Wallace, Anthony Cook's Cousin
Jason Washington, Anthony Cook's Uncle Jason Washington, Anthony Cook's Uncle
Kala Washington, Anthony Cook's Cousin Kala Washington, Anthony Cook's Cousin
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Police are still searching for the gunman that shot Anthony Cook and the other victim 24-year-old James Sanders Jr. In the meantime, Cook's family is raising money for funeral expenses.

The family of Anthony Cook is relying on their faith, and leaning on each other for support as they remember the good times they spent with him.

“I'm really going to miss him. I know we really haven't been spending a lot of time together lately and stuff, but all I can think about is how we grew up together," Imari Wallace, Cousin.

“Anthony was a very sweet, kind hearted young man, very soft spoken. He loved his family, he would do anything, give his last for them," Jason Washington, Anthony's Uncle

Witnesses say Cook was at a party at the Wild Pines Apartment Complex Friday night when gunfire broke out in the parking lot.

Twenty-five year old James Sanders Jr. died at the scene. A friend was driving Cook to the hospital..when they stumbled upon police and paramedics working a wreck near the Woodall's on Oglethorpe Boulevard.

Cook died on the way to the hospital.

" He was like a brother to me, and he was somebody that I really looked up too," Kala Washington.

Family members say the 24-year-old was taking C-D-L courses at Albany Tech, and working to support his 5-year-old daughter, Amari. They're still in the process of telling her the news of his death.

Jason Washington

" His daughter is very near and dear to us and we really are looking out for her best interest as a family unit."

They've set up a memorial fund in his honor, and hope to raise at least five thousand dollars. They're also asking anyone with information to contact police.

“Put yourself in our family's situation. Put yourself in his daughter's situation. His mother's situation and understand that we just want closure," Jason Washington, Uncle.

So far, no arrests have been made.

To make donations to Anthony Cook's memorial fund click here. 

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