A man was killed in what appeared to be a car accident, but cops say it was much more than just a crash.
It's a case the Houston Police Department wants to prevent from going cold and Thursday night they asked for the public's help tracking down a killer.
H.P.D. said 28-year-old Keisy Marquez didn't die from that crash, but from a bullet.
His family said it was just by the grace of God that his two stepsons, who were in the car with him, weren't killed too.
"He told me he loved me and he kissed me before he left, but I never thought that would be the last time that I would hear him say that to me," Cecelia Marquez said.
That day was Friday, August 20.
Cecilia got a call saying her husband, Keisy and her two sons had been in a serious accident.
"When I got there, my sons were in the ambulance," she recalled.
Keisy had lost control of his car on Bissonnet and hit a tree, causing his car to flip.
The boys, ages 15 and 20, had cuts and bruises - Keisy died at the scene.
But as the cops started digging, they realized the story started way before this accident -- at nearby Chevron station, where the family stopped after Keisy had picked up the oldest son from work and where cops said they may have got into some sort of disagreement with another driver.
"There is a tape - there are a lot of people in the tape, but there is no apparent disagreement between Keisy and anybody that night at the store that we can see on video tape," said HPD Homicide Detective Todd Tyler.
But as the men headed home, they soon realized they weren't alone - someone was following them.
"The driver rolled the window down and said 'hey you better watch yourself,'" Tyler said.
Seconds later, cops said, bullets started flying, hitting Keisy once in the neck.
"The 15 and 20 year old could have very easily been shot and actually were on the same side of the vehicle where shots were fired from," Tyler said.
It's a day that's engrained in Cecilia's mind - one she can't get past until she knows who took her husband of three years, just days before he would have celebrated his 29th birthday.
"It's just hard, I don't know why anybody would want to do this to him," Cecilia said.
Since they didn't find many clues on the surveillance tape, HPD is hoping someone was at the Chevron or on Bissonnet around 11:30 the night of August 20 and saw something that could help lead them to a suspect.
If you have any information call Crime Stoppers, 713-222-TIPS, you will remain anonymous and you could get $5,000 for tips leading to an arrest.