HOUSTON -

A father was ambushed by a robber and killed outside of his Clear Lake home early Friday morning.

Just after 3 a.m., police say the victim was in his pickup truck at the Lakeshire Place apartment complex in the 500 block of El Dorado. They say Tam Cong Graham was about to drive to work as a newspaper deliveryman when he was robbed and shot to death inside his pickup truck.

His wife, Carrie Graham, is torn apart and grieving.

"We were married for almost 25 years and my husband was murdered this morning by a coward," she said.

Graham, 45, has delivered papers for the Houston Chronicle for 20 years.

"They shot my husband three times and stabbed my husband, please, and left him there to die. My son found him," Carrie Graham said.

"Out of nowhere, out of the blue, someone just came up and attacked him and left me with his body to find. I don't know who did it but I know someone had to have known something that happened," said his son, Steven Graham.

Desmond Ramone said he lives at the same apartment complex as the victim. He was shocked when he heard the gunshots.

"We just heard these three shots. I know what a gunshot sounds like, used to live on a military base, it was like bah, bah, bah," Ramone said.

Police say the victim's wife and son also work as newspaper delivery people.

Ramone said this deadly attack has him concerned about his safety and considering a move.

"We are getting out of here man.  There has been some strange activity in this are going on for the past week now.  So we're getting out of here.  People start shooting and you know it's crazy man," said Ramone.

The family of the victim is just holding out hope the person responsible for this is found and taken into custody.

"Because there is a coward out there that did this, all we can do now is look at pictures and remember who is was. I can never tell him I love him to his face again, I can't ever hug him. I can't ever fishing with him," said Steven Graham.

Police said at this point, they have very few leads. Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.