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May 6, 2013 [RE-BROADCAST OF 3/22/10]

Anthony Pink. (Silent Witness photo)

PHOENIX - There once was a man from south Phoenix who was never, in his entire life, heard to utter a curse word. His name was Anthony Pink.

Anthony's older brother, Calvin, had nothing but nice things to say about his younger brother.

"He was just so delightful to be around, and when he became a pastor he brought so many people into the life of Christ."

Calvin said Anthony was the youngest of nine children and had five children of his own.

"He was very much a people person and he loved kids," Calvin said. "With his type of personality people would just always flock around him."

Calvin said that Anthony was a sharp-dressed man. In fact, dressing well was one of his passions.

"If you would have [seen] the way he had his closet, you would think it was like in a model home," Calvin said.

On March 15, 2008 at 1 a.m., Goodyear police got a call to respond to shots heard in the neighborhood of Cambridge and Virginia Streets, according to Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch.

"The witnesses saw a dark SUV driving away from the scene immediately after hearing the shots, and then when police arrived they found Anthony shot to death inside his vehicle," Burch said.

Burch said that the police have no witness information regarding the suspects or motive for the crime.

"We don't know if this was wrong place at the wrong time, a mistaken identity, [or] road rage," Burch said. "We have again more questions than answers."

Calvin said that Anthony was well loved. That's why he's pleading for the public's help.

"Please come forth and let someone know what you know so that you could have that burden lifted off of your back."

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More on what you do (at work): I put up with Mac & Gaydos every day as well as writing and anchoring newscasts and doing some reporting. I also produce Silent Witness which airs every Monday morning.

Education: I started in radio during high school and kept with it. I also graduated from modeling school, but quickly realized it isn't what I love to do…radio is.

Family: Married. One pet…a cat named Molly (but she thinks her name is Princess).

Favorite food: I love anything cheesy or chocolatey.

Favorite spot in Arizona: Our family cabin in Strawberry.

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Favorite movie: I like too many to list any one as a favorite. I don't like sad movies so my LEAST favorite is Marley & Me!

First job: Washing dishes at the restaurant my friend's parents owned when I was 13.

First concert: Rick Springfield at the Arizona State Fair in 1981.

#1 sports team: Suns, Diamondbacks and Cardinals

Outside interests: I sing with the band at church, I bake, I read and I treasure hunt at thrift stores and yard sales. I also love to travel…but not if I have to drive.


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