St. Louis father shot to death days after participating in anti-crime event
Keith Galloway and his family met Mayor Lyda Krewson in early August. Galloway was shot and killed during a robbery attempt on August 12. Credit: KMOV
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -
Just 36 days after their wedding day, a wife is planning her husband's funeral after he was shot and killed during a robbery attempt.
On Saturday, Keith Galloway, 42, was working his BBQ stand at Page and Bayard. Two men between the ages of 18-22 attempted to steal his money box. Galloway chased after them and one of the shot him in the chest.
"I heard a loud yell, I didn't know what it was or what he said but I ran to him and found him," said Kaylan Galloway, the victim's son.
Keith Galloway married his long time love last month.
"That was my best friend, that was my world, my protector, he was everything," said Shaunta Galloway. "I thought we had forever."
Keith Galloway was a hard working father and husband. He worked several jobs and always gave back, including at his BBQ stand, a well-known institution in the neighborhood. Even Mayor Lyda Krewson stopped by earlier this month during National Night Out, an anti-crime event.
"I'm sad. I just met Mr. Galloway on National Night Out, a day about building better community relationships. He was out there barbecuing with his family and friends. My heart goes out them," the Mayor said to News 4 in an email.
His family is hopeful nearby surveillance cameras will help catch his killer but as his son said, that won't bring him back.
"Whether they find the people or not, my dad's still gone, there nothing to substitute, nothing good can come out it," said his son.
Keith's wife says she is still opening wedding presents and now is faced with the hardship of living without her new husband.
"I thought we had years and years, we only got 36 days."