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LMPD homicide detectives taxed after six people killed in four days

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It has been a violent week in Louisville, with six people murdered in just four days. The latest murder happened early Monday morning.

LMPD Homicide Det Lt. Todd Kessinger said of that victim, "He worked every day at the same job for 15 years.  He didn't have any kind of criminal record."

This shooting comes after two people were killed on Sunday -- and it's taking a toll on homicide detectives.

Just after midnight, police responded to reports of shots fired in the 1800 block of Oak Street, near Dixie Highway. They found a man with at least one gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital, but died.  He was identified as 33-year-old Christopher Colbert, who lived in the 2100 block of Oak.  He was pronounced dead of a single gunshot wound to the back at 12:56 a.m. at the University of Louisville Hospital's emergency room.

This is the sixth homicide in just four days, making it a tough week for homicide detectives.

On Sunday, 17-year-old Darius Miller, Jr. was shot several times in the parking lot of the Walgreens on 35th and Broadway.

22-year-old Kyle Chambers and 22-year-old Destiny Trusty have been arrested in connection with the murder.

But hours after Miller's death, another shooting took place. Police say 31-year-old Dennis Holland was found dead in an alley near Taylor Boulevard and Central Avenue. Police are still looking for the person responsible for that shooting.

There were also two homicides Thursday, and one Saturday, but police point out that the number of homicides is down by three from this time last year.

Police say these cases don't seem to be connected, but they're not ruling anything out.  They say they can solve these cases faster with help from the public, and ask that if you have any information about any of these cases, that you call the police tip line at 574-LMPD.

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