Ken Kalthoff, NBC 5 News
Torey Allen was found shot in the face in broad daylight at a bus stop in Dallas last Wednesday. Police are still looking for his killer.
Dallas police and a grieving family are asking for help in solving the shooting death of a 20-year-old man at a bus stop.
Torey Allen was shot in the face at a Dallas Area Rapid Transit stop on eastbound Ledbetter Drive at Polk Street at about 7:40 p.m. on April 24.
"He was just looking forward to the world," said his mother, Lisa Allen-Kinner. "He turned 20 on Monday and, on Wednesday, he told me, 'I'll be right back,' and I never saw him again."
Allen worked at the Ross store on Wheatland Road, where co-workers made a poster in his memory. It was signed with condolences from people his family never knew.
His mother said Allen had big plans to one day own a business of his own.
"He was such a positive young man," she said.
His uncle, John Winston, said he had no doubt Allen would have followed through with his plans.
"There are a lot of young people who talked about big dreams and things they want to do and, with him, I always felt he was going to do it," he said.
Relatives said Allen rode the bus where he wanted to go without complaint, refusing offers for rides.
"He never saw any fear or danger," his mother said.
Now, his older brother worries about others who ride transit with a killer on the loose.
"All young men and women out there -- that's out in the street just walking around. Be aware. Please be aware. Be careful," Christopher Allen said.
Family members said detectives have told them that robbers may have shot Torey Allen.
"My hope is that someone will come forth with some information to help solve this so that someone else won't experience the loss that we have," Winston said.