Family of man killed 1 year ago Monday makes public plea for answers
One year ago Monday, a Louisville father was shot on the street and left for dead.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One year ago Monday, a Louisville father was shot on the street and left for dead.
A year later, there are still no suspects, no arrests and no answers. That's why Gyasi Spotts' family is trying to help generate leads in the case.
Spotts was shot and killed on Nov. 28 of 2015.
The Southern High School graduate had a big smile. It was easy to see where he got it when you look at his family. They all gathered to talk to the media on Monday.
But in their case, everyone is smiling to keep from crying.
Surrounded by Spotts' mother, step-father and twin sister, Gary Spotts took the lead.
"Somebody knows something," said Spotts, Gyasi's father. "If you have any information that would assist us and the police in bringing those who are responsible for the murder of our son and her brother to justice, this family is pleading with you to help us."
It was a public plea from the entire family.
"We are asking anyone who has any information, if you know something, say something," said Stefni Powell, Gyasi's mother.
The 23-year old was shot and killed in the Bashford Manor area last year. It happened just hours after leaving his sister.
"Before he left, he came back and forth inside the house, and he gave me three hugs because he walked in three different times, and he gave me the best hug that I have ever had in my life," said Shukura Spotts, Gyasi's twin sister.
LMPD says this is a very "active investigation," but there is still no arrest. That's why the family reached out to the public through the media and on Facebook. They're hoping to keep Spotts' name and memory alive while police continue to look for the person who killed him.
"We would hope that anyone in the community who remembers him or knew Gyasi would post pictures and videos of him there -- just to keep his name and face fresh," Gary Spotts said.
The appeal eventually took an emotional turn when family members began talking about the one other person who is not standing with them.
"The one person who is not here today, that really the justice is probably the most most poignant for ... You all will have to excuse me, is his 4-year-old son, who misses his father," Gary Spotts said.
If you have any information about the case, you call LMPD's anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.
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