• Man killed during robbery was brother of Gibson's Donuts founder

    By: Shelby Sansone , Tom Dees


    Police are still looking for the man who killed River Records owner Jerry Gibson in cold blood.

    Gibson was found shot dead in his store on S. Highland Thursday afternoon.

    He was the brother of the Gibson's Donuts founder. 

    FOX13 spoke to Gibson's family who said they do not know why anyone would have killed him.

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    Alton Gibson, Jerry's younger brother, was red-eyed from crying over his brother's death. 

    He is absolutely distraught. Gibson shared with us that investigators said the killer probably took his brother's life, between 2:00 and 5:00 Thursday.

    "He was a generous spirit. You had to be a cold blooded and pathetic excuse of a human being to take his life because he wouldn't resist anyone," Gibson said

    Gibson told us his older brother rarely kept more than $100 in his register. The store had been robbed once before. 

    Jerry Gibson was known to give records and comic books away. 

    His brother said 79-year-old Jerry absolutely loved selling records and talking to people.

    "He was very friendly and generous of heart and spirit, just sensitive," Gibson said.

    Outside the store, Jerry's friend Robert Jackson stopped to give the memorial to Jerry a look. "It really hurt me last night when I heard that on the news that some scoundrels had come in here and done that," Jackson said.

    Alton Gibson said last night he tried to get through the crime scene tape see his brother, and police had to stop him.

    "Last night, all they would say is it is an active scene. We couldn't see the body. He apparently was robbed. He didn't have his wallet."

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