Father of Detroit woman gunned down on Christmas Eve in 2014 dies from COVID-19

Posted at 10:12 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 22:12:48-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A Detroit family is grieving a heartbreaking loss yet again after COVID-19 took the life of a father, whose daughter died tragically at the hands of a cold-blooded shooter.

Christopher Moore said the pain of losing two loved ones is very intense, yet he feels he must now rise up to keep fighting for Justice.

Moore's father, Chris Samuel, was diagnosed with COVID-19 and went to the hospital for blood pressure issues last Friday. His condition quickly worsened, and he died early Monday morning.

“COVID is claiming bodies man with no warning signs. Couple weeks ago my dad was talking about how many people he knew who contracted the virus and died," Moore said.

Chris Samuel raised children with strong values and work ethic. His daughter, Christina Samuel, was shot and killed on Christmas Eve of 2014 on Carlisle St. She was a college grad headed to law school, and her case remains unsolved.

Chris spent more than five years pushing for answers.

“I’ll continue pursuing some results in her murder case. That won’t be in vain. My dad was very persistent with DPD in terms of solving her case and getting new info," Moore said.

He added the emotions are very raw, having lost his sister and now a father who led the family. A retired security worker and landscaper, his father's legacy at 58 will remain forever with those who knew him and loved him.

Many remember Chris also supporting the family of Paige Stalker, a young woman gunned down that same holiday weekend. If you can help in either case, call Detroit Police.