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Family of victim looking for answers after stabbing at Louisville gas station

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The Shell station where Paul Cason was stabbed at South Floyd and West St. Catherine Streets. The Shell station where Paul Cason was stabbed at South Floyd and West St. Catherine Streets.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The family of a 74-year-old is calling his death a senseless act after he was stabbed to death at a local gas station Sunday night.

Paul Cason just saw his father -- who is also named Paul Cason -- earlier Sunday night.

"The guy had a heart of gold, a heart of gold," Cason said. "Everybody knew him knew he had a heart a gold. It's a senseless crime, senseless."

He says his dad was just leaving for a few minutes before dinner to buy lottery tickets at a Shell gas station at South Floyd and West St. Catherine Streets. 

"He's like I'm going to be back here boy," Cason said. But the 74-year-old never came back. Paul Cason's dad died at University Hospital after being stabbed one time.

The convenience store owners say there is a surveillance camera near where the man was stabbed and they've given the video to police.

Police say they believe the suspect left on a red mountain bike and there was no robbery at the store.

"It was unprovoked," Kessinger said. "I know the run came in that it was a fight, but I think that's how the clerk called  the run, there was a fight in the store, but what we've been able to put together, it was a completely unprovoked attack."

"He was a loving, caring man," Cason's nephew Robert Griffith-Moore said. "He couldn't do nothing. He always came here to play his lottery and where he got his gas at."

Cason leaves behind five children and numerous grand children and great grandchildren.

"I would like to know just why," Cason's daughter Audrey Bailey said.

"I just lost my grandmother two years ago," Cason's grandson Jeremy Bailey said. "It doesn't feel real. I was just with him earlier that morning."

Now, a candle for Cason burns at the gas station and the family hopes to get more answers soon.

"Paying tribute to my uncle. I don't like leaving a place where someone lost their life in the dark, so I leave a light -- a candle lit -- to keep the spirit alive," Griffith-Moore said.

Anyone with information on the case can call 574-LMPD.

Update (8:40 p.m.): Police had previously released surveillance photos of two men they wanted to speak with. Police say they have spoken with the man they needed and he has been ruled out as a suspect. This story has been updated to remove mentions of the man as he is no longer relevant to the case.

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