A woman had to close the casket for her husband after he was killed at an ATM.
On Thursday, Yessica Lopez laid her husband, Juan Lopez, to rest. The two were high school sweethearts.
On Nov. 26, he was gunned down at an East Point Wells Fargo ATM, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Newspaper reported.
“At first it was an open casket, then I just closed it because I felt like I was burying somebody else,” his wife said.
About 10 hours before the deadly shooting, Juan and Yessica went to buy their 1-year-old son, Julian, a new bed shaped like a Corvette.
When they got back home, Juan headed out to wash his truck at a car wash. Around 6:00 p.m., Yessica called to check in and offered to help him finish washing his truck, but he declined her offer. The couple hung up after Juan told her a man was looking at him and he needed to pay attention to his surroundings.
Shortly after, he went to deposit some money at an ATM on East Point Street. He deposited the cash but never returned home.
Juan was on the phone with his sister when he was gunned down. His sister told his wife that someone had made him get out of his truck when he was about to leave the ATM.
Yessica, recounting Juan’s sister’s words, said, “‘Bro, cough up their keys.’ And (Juan) is like, ‘No, bro. Don’t do this to me. I know you.’”
He was shot multiple times, East Point police said, adding that the men fled the scene in a silver vehicle.
He would have turned 30 on Dec. 29.