NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- A father was found shot to death on a sidewalk at an apartment complex in New Albany early Wednesday morning.

As daylight came, distraught loved ones clung to each other. Police brought in K9s to search the area.

"Police officers will look in the initial scene area, and then also look outside of that for anything we may have missed," said New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey.

Officers were called to the Cross Creek Apartments on Green Valley Road in New Albany around 3 a.m. Wednesday. Troy Redd, 32, had been murdered, his body found lying on a sidewalk at the complex. "

He's a good friend, always help you out, give you the shirt off your back if he could," Jarrett Walters said.

Walters says he saw his friend playing dice around midnight.

"I told him I was getting ready to go to the store, asked him if he needed anything he said no he'd see me after work tomorrow. I don't know, I just can't believe something like that would happen to someone who was such good people," Walters said.

Walters says Redd was a loving father.

"He always took care of himself, and he always took care of his kids. He always talked about his kids. His kids were always first."

Neighbors say they heard one gunshot, and police confirmed Wednesday afternoon Redd died from a single gunshot.

A the scene, investigators interviewed witnesses and collected evidence around the apartment complex.

"This man was too good of a person to let go and too good of a person to not find out what happened.," Walters said. "Hopefully the police can do what they have to. I have faith in them."

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