Cleveland man killed in ambush was well-respected - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Cleveland man killed in ambush was well-respected

Family members mourn the violent death of Ural Godfrey. (Source: WOIO) Family members mourn the violent death of Ural Godfrey. (Source: WOIO)
Memorial growing for Ural Godfrey. (Source: WOIO) Memorial growing for Ural Godfrey. (Source: WOIO)

Ural Godfrey was known as a hardworking family man who would give you the shirt off his back in order to help.

Around 4:30 Friday morning he was ambushed while he got into his truck to go to work and was shot and killed. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

12 hours after the shooting, a sizable crowd gathered in front of his mother's house. To the passerby the gathering might have looked like a Friday evening, end of the work week party, but a closer glance would reveal the gathering was made up of broken-hearted people who missed the man they called "Bootsy".

"We love you Uncle Bootsy, we love you Uncle Bootsy," said a family member.

The shooting happened at 1389 East 89th Street. Police have no motive but neighbors say it could have been a robbery that yielded no money.

"You didn't get anything but you took my brother's life," cried another family member.

Police are looking for two suspects but do not have a good description of them because they wore clothing that concealed their faces.

If you have information, call Crimestoppers at (216) 252-7463

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