Arrest Expected In 2008 Beau Zabel Murder - FOX 13 News

Arrest Expected In 2008 Beau Zabel Murder

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Five years after 23-year-old Beau Zabel was gunned down on his way home from work just a block from his apartment in the Italian Market area, homicide detectives are poised to make an arrest after a dogged search for justice.

"They never give up on these cases, this is one example, we're very close but we're not quite there yet," Commissioner Charles Ramsey told FOX 29 News on Friday.

Zabel's last seconds alive were caught on surveillance video as he headed home from work at this Starbucks at Fourth and South streets. It was his summer job before starting his career as a teacher here. That's when the gunman approached ,shot him in the neck and stole his iPod.

Sources say the suspect has been behind bars for 18 months for murdering the suspected getaway driver in the Zabel murder.

We spoke Friday with Zabel's father, Doug Kammeier, by phone from his home in the Midwest.

"I'm very pleased to hear this, very pleased. I didn't expect it would be coming being that the prime witness in the case was believed to have been killed," he told Fox 29.

Michael Molinari and his father Jerry own the auto repair garage at 8th and Alter. Their surveillance cameras capture video of the gunman as he stashed something in a flower pot right after the murder. That video helped detectives piece together the case against the gunman, who we are not naming because he has not been charged.

"I'm glad we have the cameras. I hope more people get cameras so we get crime off the street," Michael Molinari said.

"I wish I had a better camera so you could see the face. Today, I have a better camera," Jerry Molinari said.

Zabel's father says he wasn't sure his son's killer would ever be brought to justice. He knows homicide detectives tracked down every lead and passionately pursued evidence to build the case against the gunman.

"I'm very happy to hear that a warrants coming down and I really hope they're able to proceed and go all the way through with it," Kammeier said.

"Hopefully we're able to resolve it and bring sense of relief to the family," Ramsey added. "It will never replace him, but at least they know who's responsible and that person will be punished accordingly."

A murder warrant is now being reviewed by the District Attorney's office. Again, the suspect is already behind bars on another murder case. 

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