The disconsolate widow of a Marine sergeant who was shot and killed in her car earlier this week has shared a tearful farewell message to her husband.
Christopher Truax Jr, 21, was on active duty when he was killed in Lemon Grove, San Diego, on Friday at 12.30 a.m. M.
His widow Alexia acclaimed Truax as an excellent husband and father for her 11-month-old son.
In a moving audio message she says goodbye with tears in her eyes saying: "You did not deserve this."
Marine Sgt. Christopher Truax Jr., 21, was fatally shot in his car Friday around midnight in Lemon Grove, San Diego. Truax in the center
In an audio message on the move, his wife Alexia says goodbye to her husband saying that he was an excellent husband and father of his 11-month-old son, Christopher.
The couple shares an 11-month-old son named Christopher, who will serve one later this week
"You are an extraordinary husband, man, lover, father, son, sailor and friend," he said in the audio message KTLA shared.
"To the person who shaped me into the woman I am today: thank you for choosing me to be the mother of your son." My love for you is endless and the mere fact of knowing me and baby Chris will not be able to hear you again. He is going crazy.
& # 39; Everything feels like a bad dream and I'm speechless. You did not deserve this Christopher and you will always be in my heart, "he said.
On Sunday, Alexia took Facebook to share photos of an impromptu memorial created for Truax, surrounded by photos of family and friends, candles and American flags.
The police are looking for the gunman who fatally shot Truax. Police found him bleeding from a bullet wound on Friday at 12.30 a.m. Truax in the photo with his wife Alexia
Truax leaves behind his wife Alexia and his 11-month-old son Christopher
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Truax, a native of New York, was an active Marine sergeant stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. He was a food service specialist with the Navy Wing Support Squadron-373.
Sheriff's deputies saw a car parked in the middle of the street, near the Lemon Grove Square shopping center, around midnight, and found Truax bleeding from a gunshot wound. He died at 12.39 a.m.
The police are still looking for the gunman and have issued a prize of $ 1,000 to obtain information about his murder.
Never forgotten: on Sunday, Alexia shared these images of an improvised monument, on the left, prepared for Truax, and the ring he proposed, on the right
She shared a photo of an impromptu memorial created for the writing of Truax: "I miss you so much, Christopher … I can not get you crazy I love you coconut"
A woman was also found in the car with him and is currently only considered a witness to the crime, police say.
& # 39; We join the family of Sergeant Christopher Truax in mourning the loss of a loved one. He was a valuable Brother of Arms to all who served with him and will be missed. We wish you comfort while you sail on difficult days, "said Lt. Col. James Bauch, commanding officer MWSS 373 to NBC.
Truax joined Marine Corp in July 2014. He previously received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Homicide Unit at 858-974-2321 or after hours at 858-285-6330.