POLICE: "This guy did not deserve what happened"
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A rare plea from LMPD detectives and family members of a murdered man: Please help us.
Sunday at midnight at 18th and Oak streets, 33-year-old Christopher Colbert was coming home from work. Police say he was killed by a single gunshot but they admit they have no idea who did it.
"There's been no tips, no one has stepped forward to tell us who is responsible for killing Christopher Colbert," said LMPD Detective Jon Lesher.
Colbert was a father, a man who worked at the same job for 15 years at the same restaurant, WW Cousins. Family members tell us he wasn't involved in crime or drugs but was a man of faith and morals.
"He would probably forgive what happened to him, I don't think I know, because that's the kind of guy he was, said Colbert's friend, Wesley Sellars.
Colbert had no criminal history. In fact police describe him as the "cleanest murder victim they've seen in a long time."
"We just know he got off of work, that's all we know," said Michael Green, Colbert's cousin. "I've worked this case from Sunday night and everyone I've spoken to says this guy did not deserve what happened," says Lesher.
Colbert was riding the bus home from work because he couldn't afford to pay the insurance on his car.
He leaves behind a teenage daughter.
"This 14-year-old girl who lost her daddy who was just doing the right thing to try to support her," said community activist Christopher 2X.
Police are being vocal about their frustrations after a particularly violent week in Louisville.
"I mean Louisville's not known for having seven homicides in six days," said Lesher.
Family members say they are praying that someone who saw something will think of Colbert's daughter and call police. Anyone with information is urged to call the LMPD crime tipline is at 502-574-LMPD (502-574-5673). Callers may remain anonymous.
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