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Family speaks out after Palm Desert shooting kills father of a 6-year-old girl

“We just want justice for our brother he didn’t deserve this, he was not in a gang, he was a good guy,” says Joana Ruiz, sister of Conrado Pizarro, the 26-year-old man who was shot to death in Palm Desert on Wednesday, December 3.

Joanna Ruiz remembers her younger brother Conrado. He was gunned down while sitting in his car at Shell gas station near Washington Street and Avenue of the States.

On the night he died, Pizarro was going to decorate a Christmas tree with one of his other siblings.

“He just happened to go to the store to get a drink and get a snack,” says Ruiz. “They were going to meet up here, and when she got here she just ended up falling asleep, she thought he went out with like a friend or something. Then at like three in the morning, that’s when someone came to the door, they notified her that my brother had been shot.”

“He had just graduated school to become an A/C technician, they are actually going to bring his certificate today,” says Ruiz.

The family is having trouble coming up with the money for Pizarro’s funeral. They started a GoFundMe page to try to raise the cash they need.

“We are just trying to raise the money so we can give him the beautiful service he deserves and you know anything helps,” says Ruiz.

Pizarro left behind a daughter who just turned 6-years-old on Thursday.

KESQ News Team

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