Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Mike Gilotti Survived Iraq But Not Going to Alabama Gym

UPDATE January 15, 2016
16-year-old charged in murder of Hoover husband, father, Iraq war veteran
Private funeral services, public support for slain Iraq war veteran
HOOVER, AL (WBRC)
A private funeral services were held Sunday for Mike Gilotti, an Iraqi War veteran who was shot on Tuesday in front of his Hoover home as he left for the gym.

Police say it was possible that Gilotti encountered someone trying to break into cars during the early morning hours.

While the funeral services were private, there was a public showing of support for the veteran who his wife says served 15 months in Iraq as a tank commander and First Lieutenant.


UPDATE From WBRC News January 8, 2016
Hoover PD needs help identifying 2 males in connection to fatal shooting of Iraq war veteran
WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL - WBRC.com

Police find stolen pickup truck used in murder of Hoover father, husband, Iraq veteran
AL.com
Carol Robinson
January 5, 2016
Mike Gilotti, 33, was killed just before 5 a.m. Jan 5, 2016 as he was leaving his Lake Cyrus home to go to the gym. (Facebook)
Mike Gilotti, a 33-year-old husband, father and Iraq war veteran, was shot to death about 4:55 a.m. just outside his home in the 5500 block of Park Side Circle in Hoover's Lake Cyrus subdivision. He was heading to the gym for a morning workout when police believe he encountered one or more suspects breaking into his car. One shot was fired, and Gilotti collapsed on his doorstep. He was later pronounced dead on the scene.

Gilotti served as a U.S. Army tank commander, first lieutenant and platoon leader in the 12th Cavalry Regiment. An Avon, Connecticut native, Gilotti worked at the State Farm claims office on Lakeshore Parkway. He and his wife had two young sons, ages 5 and 1. Co-workers said they were not authorized to speak about Gilotti but said the entire office is devastated. "Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and coworkers and he will be greatly missed," said State Farm spokesman Roszell Gadson.
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Hoover husband, father, Iraq veteran shot to death leaving Lake Cyrus home for gym