January 6, 2017
The victim and his family have requested that we state the following on their behalf:
We appreciate the public’s tremendous outpouring of support and are taking comfort in the many good wishes, letters, and prayers received since this horrible event.
We do not seek any attention and will not be doing any interviews or commenting on the case. We ask that you respect our privacy and give us the space to begin the healing process.
We have set up a go fund me page. All funds will be used for the care and treatment of the victim.
Finally, we believe that out of the horror of this event comes a lesson that all people should be treated with dignity and respect and that there is no place in our society for acts such as these.
Neal Strom, family spokesman