The residents of a Centreville mansion where a handyman was killed by two intruders say the man died trying to protect them.
Thirty-nine-year-old Jose Ramiro Rosales Cardona, of Manassas, was killed Monday morning after the gunmen entered the house through the garage. The gunmen fled after the shooting.
Robbie Brar says he believes he wouldn't be alive if Rosales hadn't gotten between the gunmen and the family.
Rosales, a devout Christian who regularly sent money back to his family in Guatemala, worked regularly in the home and for the Brars' construction and real estate business.
The 28-year-old Brar says he, his parents and younger brother were home at the time of the attack. He says they plan to help Rosales' family any way they can.