"He was everything," Wife of murdered hotel clerk left searching for answers

Wife of murdered hotel clerk left searching for answers (Photo courtesy Day family)

FAIRBORN, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Fairborn Police are still searching for the men accused of shooting and killing a Hampton Inn clerk a full day after it happened.

Andrew Day was 29 years old, and was described as nice, silly and someone who was well loved. He and his wife Brittany were going to celebrate 10 years together in April, and he was supposed to take his 6-year-old daughter to a father-daughter dance on Friday.

Now, none of that will happen.

"I have to plan a funeral, I'm 29, my husband's dead," Brittany Day said.

She's found herself trying to search for answers after her husband was shot while working at the Fairborn Hampton Inn Wednesday night.

"I don't know why anybody would do that to anybody," she said. "He was working, trying to pay his bills like everybody else."

Andrew worked at the hotel about two years. Police said around 7:20 p.m., he was found shot behind the counter in the lobby.

"He's a big guy," Brittany said. "He's not really scared of anybody, but what can you do when someone has a gun."

Andrew was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

"He was everything," she said. "He was the only man I've ever loved."

Brittany said she and her daughter dropped by the hotel Wednesday to bring her husband lunch, and that was the last time they saw him.

"I told him I loved him and he told me he loved me and I know he loved me," she said. "He was the best husband I could ever ask for."

Two men at the hotel found Andrew on the floor, and FOX 45 talked on the phone to the one who called 911.

"I heard somebody scream 'help me'," said the 911 caller.

He noticed the cookie tray knocked over, looked around and saw the victim. His friend put pressure on Andrew Day's wound.

"We just comforted him the best we could," said the 911 caller.

The caller said Andrew Day was able to give his name and talked about his family.

"They were in his thoughts, he was really upset he wasn't going to get to see them again," the caller said. "I think he knew."

"Our prayers are with you, we did everything that we could," the caller continued. "Sorry that we couldn't do more."

The 911 caller said Andrew was able to say one suspect was wearing a plaid shirt.

Police describe those suspects as two young black men wearing dark clothes, and they possibly left the scene in a white late 90s Buick style sedan.

You're urged to call Farborn police at 937-754-3000 if you have any information.

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