Brother of man killed during La Encantada shooting speaks out - Tucson News Now

Brother of man killed during La Encantada shooting speaks out

Peter Cobb (Source: Tucson News Now) Peter Cobb (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Peter Cobb, the brother of Eliot Cobb, said he learned about his brother's death Saturday afternoon. 

"A policeman from our local jurisdiction knocked on my door and asked if I had a relative in Tucson named Eliot. Eliot Cobb. I told him yes. And that's when he said that they've tracked me down through social media," Cobb said. 

He was the first in his family to learn that his brother was shot and killed inside Firebirds Restaurant Friday evening. Eliot is the oldest of four. 

"It's really a shock. It's hard to put into words. It's very sad," Cobb said. 

Cobb said his brother was gentle, kind and smart. He also described him as a silent leader. He said Eliot traded in the cold Denver winters for sunny Oro Valley in 2008. 

"He loves cycling, he loves hiking. I think Tucson was a great sized town for him. We're both from Oregon and we love the university of Oregon sports so he loved the PAC 12 nature of the University of Arizona," Cobb said. 

Eliot made some four legged friends during his time in Tucson as well. He fostered and adopted two labs from Desert Labrador retriever rescue.

The rescue was working to find 8-year-old Diesel and 10-year-old Shasta new homes together, something that happened on Tuesday afternoon. 

"We're actually suggesting instead of flowers they donate to the desert Labrador retriever rescue. It's something that filled him with great joy," Cobb said. 

The brothers also recently had some great success, just days before Eliot was killed. 

The brothers sold the company they founded, called to Samsonite for $105 million. 

"He was really a pioneer in e-commerce and you know about seven days after he heard that his company reached that potential this tragedy happened," Cobb said. 

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