Man found shot inside vehicle in West Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41)---Louisville Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed early Sunday morning in West Louisville.
The coroner says 44-year-old Donald Giles died at University Hospital.
Police say they were called to the 2200 block of Kentucky Street around 1:00 Sunday morning.
"They arrived here on scene to find a while male who had been shot at least one time", says Alicia Smiley with Louisville Metro Police.
Authorities tell WDRB the man was found shot inside a Jeep Liberty.
Police say they went door to door to see if nearby residents heard or saw anything.
It's not the first time Giles has been in the news.
In 2010, he was sentenced to 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to manslaughter, robbery, and burglary for the death of a Fairdale homeowner.
This this latest act of violence has some people along Kentucky Street concerned.
"What we found is people are afraid. They're in shock. Many people said they were asleep last night and some of them woke up to police sirens and this whole area was blocked off," says Minister Jerald Muhammad with the Louisville Nation of Islam.
Minister Jerald Muhammad recently announced a plan to get young men jobs, and keep them away from a life of crime.
On Sunday, he reemphasized the message.
"We've had some employers contact us and we want to be a go between to help people find jobs who need jobs," says Jerald Muhammad.
He and others like Richard Whitlock, whose dad was killed in 1984, say enough is enough when it comes to the violence in West Louisville.
"It's not about race. It's about what people are doing to other people," says Richard Whitlock.
They're hoping this latest shooting will be the last as they and other organizations work with community members to help.
"We're dealing with places in our community that have violent histories and they need to be addressed in those communities," says Richard Whitlock.
"What we're trying to do is offer a way out for those who want a way out," says Jerald Muhammad.
Authorities are encouraging anyone with information on this latest shooting to give them a call to the police tipline at 9502) 574-LMPD.
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