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Friend talks about Halloween homicide victim

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MESA, Ariz. -

Three men were caught in Tennessee and arrested in the murder of a valley veteran.

Detectives say the suspects gunned down 36-year-old Brian Weathers on Halloween night in Mesa.

"They ended a good life," said James Spangler, Brian Weathers' friend.

Back when he drove a cab for a living, James Spangler picked up Brian Weathers and a far became a friend.

The two were both army veterans from Missouri and started spending time together.

"Cared about other people, thought highly of other people and as it usually happens, people like to mistake kindness for weakness," said Spangler.

Spangler called FOX 10 because he was so shocked to see that his friend Brian had been killed.

He didn't know he could have gotten in this kind of trouble, the only thing he could think of was that Brian typically carried a lot of cash.

"I knew that he had would get money from his family and I think what probably happened was he was robbed and murdered for the money he got from his mother," said Spangler.

That's Spangler's assumption after Brian was found shot and left to die in the driveway of this Mesa home, but police still don't know the motive.

"Right now, I think there's maybe some limited information because they're still waiting to be interviewed, as far as the circumstance of the incident," said Mesa police Det. Dian Williams.

22-year-old Zackary Burgess, 22-year-old Joseph Holt and 18-year-old Brandon Simon are all being held in the Cheatham County Jail in Tennessee after a witness came forward linking them to the murder.

If they are responsible, Spangler wants them to know who they took from this world.

"They killed a good person, he had a good heart," said Spangler.   

The three suspects will soon be extradited to Arizona to be formally charged for first degree murder.

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