Victim in Bessemer Park shooting ID'd, search for suspect continues

Left: Kojiro Starks, brother of victim. Right: Floyd Robinson, shooting victim.
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - "Countless people keep losing their lives, including my brother. Words can't put it into perspective."

Kojiro Starks says his brother, 37-year-old Floyd Robinson, was gunned down Sunday just a block away from where Robinson's father was killed in Pueblo back in 1996. Pueblo police are still investigating Sunday's shooting after Floyd's body was found at Bessemer Park.

Officers responded to the park around 9:30 a.m. Sunday and found Robinson's body behind a dumpster. Several shots had been fired.

"I thought it was a firework at first, 'cuz they been lighting fireworks off during the days," said Janelle Denney, who lives across the street from the park and heard the gunshots.

Police Monday said they had a vague suspect description after talking to several witnesses.

"He's described as a thin male, wearing a grey hooded sweater. [Officers] believe he got into a two-door silver car, possibly like a Toyota Celica or Chevy Cavalier. He was a passenger in that car and was driven by an unknown male or female," said Capt. Kenny Rider with the Pueblo Police Department.

Police are asking anyone with information on the shooting to call the Pueblo Police Department or Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP. Crime Stoppers tips can be made anonymously.

The park is located west of I-25 off Northern Avenue in the Bessemer area of the city.

Starks says a memorial fund for his brother was set up at ENT Federal Credit Union in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. You can make a donation with the account number 87054.

You can also click here for a GoFundMe page.