WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – He was shot and killed outside his home on Friday. Now, friends of a popular Wichita restaurant owner are in mourning.
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Connie Schrader says her boyfriend, Chuck Giles, built Neighbors Restaurant into the success it is today. She never thought Friday afternoon would be the last time she would talk to him.
Connie says she was home sleeping Friday night when she thought she heard Chuck tapping on a window to let him inside. It was gunshots, and police say Chuck was found with multiple wounds in his vehicle. He was pronounced dead shortly after.
“He’s just going to be a part of me. My heart has been killed. I feel like I’ve been stabbed,” said Connie Schrader, Chuck’s girlfriend.
Giles was a familiar face at Neighbors Restaurant and family man.
“Chuck, he had his own legacy.”
Schrader says customers loved his good cooking.
“He was known for his fried chicken. It was very good.”
And enjoyed watching Kansas sports on the big screen with a dedicated fan.
“Chuck was an avid Kansas City Royals, Kansas City, KU.”
You can see his character reflected on the walls of the place, a place that will forever be different.
“He did his normal routine, and when he came home, that was the end of it.”
If you drive by his restaurant, a closed sign sticks to the door. But Connie says, Chuck would want the business to go on, and so it will in time.
“Please be patient guys, we will be back,” said Schrader.
Connie asks if you have any information to contact police.
This Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. they will hold an open house at the restaurant in honor of Chuck and all are welcome.