The widow of a Lyft driver who was shot and killed last year in northeast Atlanta made an emotional plea on Thursday to find her husband's killer.
Holding their now 2-year-old daughter, Camilla Zolfaghari, asked anyone with information to come forward to police.
"It is the right thing to do. Shah definitely deserves it," said Zolfaghari.
June 1 marks one year since the death of Shahrair Zolfaghari in northeast Atlanta.
A motorist found Zolfaghari unresponsive in his vehicle around 1:15 a.m. at the corner of Rankin Street and Boulevard in northeast Atlanta. After officers pulled the 36-year-old from his car, they found that he had been shot.
Police investigate death of husband of Ga. Asst. Atty. General, Shahriar Zolfaghari
EMS crews transported Zolfaghari to Atlanta Medical Center, where he died while in surgery.
Atlanta Police said on Thursday a reward of up to $35,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for Zolfaghari's murder. They said they believe they have established a motive in the murder, but declined to release it.
Camilla Zolfaghari works as a Georgia Assistant Attorney General. Camilla Wright. She prosecutes human trafficking cases. Police do not believe Zolfaghari's death was related to his wife's work.
In a Thursday afternoon news conference, Wright, holding her young daughter, remembered her late husband.
"He was so big and so warm," she said. "All he ever wanted was a daughter, so I realized that he got all he ever wanted."
Wright said that in his final months, her husband had decided that he wanted to become a counselor.
"I miss his calming nature, and his advice," she said. "He just really had a gift with that, and I loved that about him."
Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact Detective J. Shephard at 404-617-3012 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477).