INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Karen Dunbar recalls the life of her fiancé Mario Wilson. The Army veteran was shot and killed Saturday morning at a Denny's on the 8800 block of North Michigan Road.
According to police 26-year-old Leonard Bond shot and killed Wilson after a disagreement in the restaurant that morning.
"It wasn't no argument, we don't argue with kids we don't do that," said Dunbar.
According to Dunbar, Bond made several disrespectful comments to the couple inside the Denny's. Wilson ignored the comments at first. He then told Bond he was being disrespectful.
Moments later Bond abruptly left the restaurant and tried to come back in with a gun. Wilson tried to stop the 26-year-old before he was shot and killed.
In the days after Wilson's death 24-Hour News 8 is learning more about him. He's described as a loveable man who served two tours in Afghanistan. When he returned back to the states he went to work for Veteran Affairs.
"He was so happy about his job at the VA," said Dunbar. "Because he would be able to get his people help he would always say."
Wilson is a native from Chicago. He leaves behind two sons. Funeral arrangements will be held in his home town. However, VFW Post 249 will hold a memorial service for Wilson this Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m.
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