Family pleas for answers after soldier found shot in wrecked car
May 1, 2012 07:18 PM
Reported By Jamey Tucker, Video Journalist - bio | email
Officers found Taylor Hotzoglou deceased inside his 2009 Subaru Impreza early Sunday morning.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -
The family of a Ft. Campbell soldier killed over the weekend is asking the community for help in finding whoever killed their loved one.
Officers found Taylor Hotzoglou deceased inside his wrecked 2009 Subaru Impreza on Victory Road, two miles away from his home, early Sunday morning.
Police said the 22-year-old suffered from multiple gunshot wounds.
Hotzoglou's oldest brother, Greg told Nashville's News 2 his brother was likely giving the gunmen a ride, because he always helped people.
"I wish I could have taken his place. I have no idea. I'll never know. I wouldn't be surprised if he did them his last favor," he said.
He continued, "Taylor was eager to help anybody and everybody out, and he didn't have to know you and Taylor never ever, ever, ever asked for anything in return. In fact he would refuse it. He was stubborn like that."
Taylor's wife of two years, Kerri, trembled as she described her beloved husband.
"Taylor was my hero. He lived the way he died you know. He lived every day to help people and in ways most people can't even understand," she said.
Clarksville police are continuing to search for two black males Taylor is believed to have given a ride from his apartment.
Authorities declined to say if the men are suspects in the soldier's murder.
"This person or persons, whoever's responsible for taking my son's life and taking him out of our lives needs to be held accountable," mother Debbie, adding, "I want justice for my son."
Police said they have people they still want to question in the incident.
Anyone with information on Hatzoglou's death is urged to contact police at 931-648-0656 or the department's tips line at 931-645-8477.