Family of pizza shop employee killed in Akron says they won’t rest until justice is served

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AKRON--Akron police are still looking for the person responsible for gunning down a 21-year old pizza clerk.

The University of Akron student died on Monday; family and friends tell Fox 8 they won't rest until justice is served.

On Sunday, people gathered at Findley Elementary in Akron, where many friendships began with Zak Husein.

Everyone who attended the remembrance ceremony had nothing but beautiful stories to share about him. As people lit candles and spent time together, they could not help but feel the young man's presence.

Chynna Blackmon was a long-time friend and organized the gathering.

"It still hasn't hit me, I cry, but it still hasn't hit me that I cannot pick up the phone and call him," she said.

Akron police said the pizza clerk was shot and killed on December 7 at New York Style Pizza on East Glenwood Avenue.

"I just want them to know they hurt more than just him, they hurt a lot of people,” Blackmon added.

The group later drove back to the place Husein had been working for the last few months--the family run business where he died.

The victim’s older brother said he will never forget the final moments he spent with his loved one.

“I was the last person he spoke with, I was the last person he looked at, I was the last person whose hand he held," said brother, Ammar Husein.

Family and friends put up posters inside of the pizza shop and paid tribute to Zak's life, and the light he was in the world.

They are just asking that the person responsible for Husein’s murder comes forward.

"Have a heart, have compassion, God will forgive you, just come forward,” Blackmon said.

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