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Friends remember Good Samaritan killed while helping woman who was robbed

Friends say Colton Sawyer is the Good Samaritan who was shot and killed Friday. Police say he tried chasing down a man who robbed a woman. (Photo provided)

The search continues for the violent criminal who robbed a woman and killed a Good Samaritan who tried to stop him.

Colton Sawyer was known as a son, friend, and artist. He painted amazing works of art. Many who knew him say you can add Good Samaritan to the list of his achievements.

Felix England was friends with Sawyer.

"Just a great guy. Just how he made everyone laugh," said England. "He was a friend to everybody."

England says he heard the shots that killed his best friend Friday afternoon. Police say Sawyer went to help out a woman robbed of her cash near Rancho and Vegas drives. As he chased the thief on his bicycle, the gunman fired at him twice, hitting Sawyer.

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"Colton just followed behind, trying to help the lady get her money back," said England. "The lady is on disability and whatnot, the first of the month. He was trying to do the right thing."

England says it's frustrating knowing the gunman is still out there.

"Hopefully if someone knows who this guy is, has information. Just do the right thing help get this guy put behind bars. This guy is a monster," said England.

Friends and family say Sawyer's good deed will never be forgotten.

"He was just a great person. He just really giving. He looked after people," said England.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has released surveillance footage of the suspect, described as a black male adult between the ages of 20 and early 30's. The suspect is described as having facial hair, wearing a black zip-up hoodie, and black jeans. He was last seen jumping a wall into the Portola Del Sol Apartments at 1915 Simmons Street.

As of this time, the suspect has not been identified. Anyone with information is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.


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