Friend of Elizabethtown murder victim: 'I told him about this bad feeling I had'
Windell Jones (source: family photo)
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- Lenay Golden says it was a strange feeling that led her to spend all day Tuesday with her close friend, Windell Jones.
"I told him about this bad feeling I had. I told him I couldn't shake it," said Golden. "It's kind of like right when you know something bad's about to happen."
By Wednesday morning, Golden learned Jones had been gunned down inside of his apartment on Westport Road in Elizabethtown.
"It's so crazy that now all these plans that I heard him talk about, all these dreams that I heard him talk about, they're not happening," Golden said. "Why? Why so soon?"
According to Elizabethtown Police, officers discovered the 22-year-old's body just after midnight Wednesday, when they responded to a report of gunshots.
The Hardin County Coroner's Office identified Jones as the victim of a homicide and they say he died of a gunshot to the chest.
"He was a good kid. He was a sweetheart. He didn't bother nobody," said neighbor, Regenia Jones.
Jones says the man she called "Diesel" attended college in the area and he used a scooter to get around.
"That scooter. That's how I'll remember him," Jones said.
Few details have been released, leaving a possible motive unclear. But Jones' friend says there's no reason for what happened.
"It was not worth taking somebody's child. Somebody's best friend. I'll tell you that was one of the only people I had in my life," said Golden.
"Elizabethtown is growing, and as our city grows, we are probably gonna see more of these issues," said Virgil Willoughby with the Elizabethtown Police Department. "But if you know anything about what's happened. We ask you to come forward and make contact with our agency, please."