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Family renews push for answers in 10-year-old cold case

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- As they do every year on the day of his death, the family of John Shofner English was standing on the corner where he was killed hoping to encourage new tips Sunday.

"We'll always be here. Every year. On this day. We'll be here," said John's mother Mary English. "Until we get justice, we will never give up."

Mary English has spent the last ten years without closure. Ten years without justice.

On November 9, 2004, her 20-year-old son John English was shot and killed while riding in a car near Manslick Road and March Boulevard in Louisville.

Every year since then, she and her family have stood on that corner holding signs-- begging for honks, but more importantly, hoping for an arrest.

"There was no reason for him to be killed, no reason for this to be done, and his killer to still walk free," she said. "All my family is looking for is justice. It's been ten years and we've never seen any."

Family says John was a passenger in his cousin's car when he exchanged words with two men who were walking in traffic. They say one of the men pulled out a gun and fired a single shot toward the car.

"As soon as I saw it, I hit the gas. And at the exact same time I hit it, I heard the shot," said the driver and John's cousin Christopher Newton.

Newton and the other passengers were never able to identify the suspects.

"It was so dark, so late at night. I've been through it with detectives with mug shots and everything," he said. "If he was standing here now I wouldn't know him."

If anyone has any details about the murder of John English, they are asked to call 574-LMPD.

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