NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A man’s family is pleading for help to identify the man suspected of shooting and killing him on Ferry Street in New Haven Tuesday night.

“It was his regular routine, it was nothing out of the ordinary,” Michele Pappacoda said. “He would go get his numbers and come home. This time, he didn’t make it home.”

Officers responded at about 9 p.m. to the parking lot of the GI Package Store at 282 Ferry St. for the report of someone shot. They found 61-year-old Mark Pappacoda, of New Haven, on the ground, unresponsive. Pappacoda was taken to a hospital, where police said he died.

Detectives obtained surveillance footage of the incident. In the video, police said it appears as if the suspect attempted to rob Pappacoda before he shot him.

New Haven police released three images of the suspect on Wednesday.

Michele Pappacoda sat in her living room Wednesday night beside a half-decorated Christmas tree.

“He would start singing Christmas carols to me in the summertime, in July,” she said. “That’s how much he loved Christmas. The other night, we were making out what we were making for Christmas and presents. They took a good man away.”

While he had a lot of heartache in his life, she said her husband “would do anything for anybody.”

“They didn’t have to kill my husband,” she said. “They took him away. They didn’t have to do that. He would’ve given him everything.”

Police ask anyone with information on the case to contact the New Haven Police Department Investigative Services Division at 203-946-6304. Callers may remain anonymous or submit tips anonymously by calling 1-866-888-TIPS(8477), or texting “NHPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES).