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'Just an all-around good guy': Man killed on I-43 described a gentle giant and kind-hearted person

Posted at 6:29 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 19:29:10-05

OZAUKEE COUNTY — Authorities in Ozaukee County are searching for a suspect who investigators said shot and killed 41-year-old Joshua Terry on I-43 on Oct. 30.

Joshua was shot and killed on I-43 while traveling northbound near Northwoods Road in Port Washington. Investigators said following a traffic incident a suspect shot Joshua then fled the scene. That suspect has not been located.

Vanessa Brown was friends with Joshua, she said he loved playing basketball, his fur babies but most of all, he loved his wife, dearly.

“I’ll never forget when Renee met Joshua, she just looked like a kid on Christmas morning. He brought her so much joy and love and they had a beautiful relationship and marriage,” said Vanessa.

Vanessa said when she heard the news about Joshua, she was shocked and confused that something so tragic could happen to her friend.

“Just an all-around good guy, how could this situation on Friday night, whatever that was go so terribly bad,” said Vanessa.

Vanessa is urging anyone with the slightest piece of information to come forward.

“Something that you saw that just seemed slightly out of place could be the missing puzzle piece in all of this,” said Vanessa.

Although the days have been tough without Josh, Vanessa said she hopes people honor him by being kind to one another.

"He truly believed humankind was good and that people were inherently good," said Vanessa.

The family has set a PayPal account to help with unexpected funeral costs. If you would like more information click here.

If you have any information regarding this incident or any potential witness vehicles involved, please contact the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office at 262-284-7172.

Investigators are looking to speak with four vehicles that were in the area during the time of the shooting. Anyone who was traveling on I-43 NB between Saukville and Port Washington is asked to contact the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office.

Information can also be provided confidentially through Tip 411.

To send an anonymous tip via text message to the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office, text keyword: OZSO and your message to 847411. Victim’s Vehicle 2013 Kia Optima 4-door

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