Last Thursday, Gerard Grandzol, 38, took his toddler and dog on a family outing that included playing with a Frisbee.
When he returned home in the evening, he was confronted by two men who demanded his wallet.
They also wanted to take his car but, according to police, Grandzol insisted on taking his 2-year-old daughter out of it before giving the thieves the keys.
That is when one of them shot Grandzol twice in the head as the little girl watched, according to published reports. He died later that night at Hahnemann University Hospital.