"Clinton Township party store shooting victim was a cancer survivor" (Macomb Daily, March 29, 2014):
Basim Sulaka was able to beat cancer, but unable to stop the gunfire that took his life in a robbery.A mutual acquaintance writes: "Basim 'Bail' Sulaka, a member of the Chaldean community, was a good family man, a proud father of two teen daughters, a cancer survivor and a beloved part of our neighborhood. I was blessed to see his smiling face and experience his kind demeanor often. Please pray for his family and our community."
About six months after the 51-year-old Sterling Heights resident successfully completed a series of grueling chemotherapy sessions, he was killed late Friday in a robbery at the party store he owned and operated in Clinton Township.
“It’s not fair, said Mark Adamo, a cousin of the victim, said Saturday. “Words cannot explain what happened here.”
Adamo was one of an estimated 300 people -- customers, friends and relatives -- gathered Saturday night at the Moon Lite party store on Harper Avenue north of 14 Mile Road for a candlelight vigil to honor the man they fondly knew as “Basil.”
An ABC News report (VIDEO) shows the amazing outpouring of grief and affection for the victim: http://www.wxyz.com/news/police-search-for-3-suspects-in-clinton-township-murder