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Vigil held for Orlando father of six killed by driver fleeing police

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Updated: 7/06/2013 9:53 pm
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) -- Dozens of people gathered at an Orlando intersection where a father of six was killed by a man trying to outrun police.

Orlando police said Gangapersad Ramroop fired a shot at them Thursday when they tried to pull him over.

He took off and crashed into Robert Hunter's SUV at the intersection of Colonial and Powers drives, killing Hunter.

"He was amazing, that's all I can say, he was amazing," said Shevan Walker, Hunter's fiancée. 

There were few tears at the massive candlelight vigil for the 25-year-old father of six.

Instead, the dozens of people who turned out for Robert Hunter in the very spot he was killed preferred to remember the good times. 

"He always (would) keep you laughing, give you the shirt off his back," said Rosa Lewis, who would have been Hunter's mother-in-law.

"He just had a good heart," sister Zori Sutherland said. 

Hunter was on his way home early Thursday morning when Orlando police said Ramroop, who was running from the cops, slammed right into him.

Police said they tried to stop Ramroop three times before he pulled his gun and fired at an officer.

Ramroop ran through a red light, trying to get away, and smashed into Hunter's SUV.

"All the people he loved and all the lives he touched ... All these people are here because of him," Lewis said. 

Hunter's fiancée said she's already forgiven the man who killed him.

She said she's just grateful Hunter was there to see his youngest born just four days ago.

"It's going to be hard, but his sisters and his brothers who knew his daddy, they'll tell him about his daddy," Walker said. 

Ramroop was arrested and is being held without bond. 

Police said they're still investigating to find out what he was doing and why he was running.
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