On November 12, 2016, Will Sims, age 28, was killed in ElSobrante, CA. He was brutally robbed, beaten, shot and left in the street for dead.
From SFGATE Article about Will Sims:
The death shocked and horrified relatives and friends of Sims, a singer, guitarist and piano player who was described as a generous, friendly man who never harmed anyone.
“He was a very kind and loving person,” said his sister, Stacey Sims, 33, who lived with her brother and parents in a neat suburban home in a quiet subdivision in eastern Richmond. “He loved music. He loved making friends. He was the best brother a sister could ever have. It’s been very difficult. It still seems unreal.”
His parents, Bill and Renee Sims, set up a memorial for their son with photographs and written condolences in the entryway of their house. A table with graduation pictures, cards and a basket of flowers was in the living room, where their son regularly played a baby grand piano.
“We want to have justice,” said a somber Bill Sims, 72, about his namesake son. “It’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to me. He was not aggressive. He was never involved in any violence. He was always trying to befriend people, maybe to a fault.”
Investigators believe Sims was inside the Capri Club — a pool hall and bar in the 4100 block of Appian Way in El Sobrante — in the early morning hours of Nov. 12 when the suspects jumped, robbed, beat and then shot him as he attempted to escape.
Link to article: https://www.google.com/amp/www.sfgate.com/bayarea/amp/East-Bay-hate-crime-slaying-has-musician-s-kin-10633853.php