INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - “That night for whatever reason I couldn't sleep, I was tossing and turning,”
Tanya Ndiaye knew something was wrong, and when police knocked on her door Wednesday after 4 a.m., her feelings were confirmed -- they told her that her 39-year-old husband Evalid, had been shot and killed while working at the Ricker’s gas station on the city's west side.
It was his second night working his second job. Evalid moved here from Senegal in 2000.
He and his wife met while in school, and married in 2001. She says he loved working with people, and was excited about his new position that was close to home.
“He was just elated that he could work. That's all he wanted to do was work to take care of himself and his family," said Tanya.
A family that included seven children between them.
Children the same age as the three suspects arrested for Evalid's murder. The three were in court Friday, but the judge ordered a 72-hour stay so he could gather more evidence against 19-year-old Shayne Thompson, and 20 year olds Jania Hudson and Ryan Clark.
“I just feel sorry for their mother, because I have children their age, and so did Evalid,” said Tanya. “I know they must be torn up inside as well, because I know they probably taught them better than that, you know, they didn't grow up teaching them how to rob and steal,” she said.
Even though it won't bring back her husband, Tonya says she wants it mandatory for all 24-hour gas stations to have bulletproof safety glass to protect other workers.
“It's a tragic loss because Evalid was a people person, anybody that met him, they loved him,” said Tanya.
The mother of two young girls saved by 16-year-old Aubrey Peters more than three years ago, says Peters is truly a hero.
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