PUEBLO — Tonight a Pueblo family is praying someone will come forward with information that will lead to answers and an arrest in a murder case that has gone unsolved for almost two years. Friends and family of Jeremy Lucero say he died a hero. Despite standing less than five feet tall and having special needs, he confronted a man who was harassing a woman and moments later he was brutally beaten by two men dying from his injuries. Jeremy's family hopes someone will have the courage to speak up about who those suspects are.
"My brother meant the world to me," said Anthony Lucero with tears in his eyes.
Jeremy was Anthony's big brother. Anthony is praying someone will come forward with key information in Jeremy's murder. It's been two years since Jeremy a special needs adult was assaulted outside a bar near Broadway and Evans in Pueblo.
"We just know he was beaten by two men with a bat. It didn't kill him right away, but they beat him to where he was in a coma and then he passed away on the 16th," Anthony said.
The men who attacked Jeremy are still out there somewhere, but investigators have had trouble getting straight answers from witnesses. The case remains unsolved.
"I know people know something," said Anthony. "They've pulled a bunch of people and asked them questions and they refuse to talk."
But people with information about this crime do have another option, the Pueblo Crime Stoppers program. Coming forward with information you can remain anonymous and in this case you would be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
Anthony hopes someone will have the courage to speak up.
"Please tell because the family wants justice," said Anthony. "I mean, it is hard to move on with everyday life when you don't have justice for somebody you love."
News5 spoke with the Pueblo Police Crime Stoppers detective. He says there is a $2,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to an arrest in this case. Call Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 542-STOP or 542 7867. Again, you can remain anonymous.