New Albany Police chief 'confident' that 'closure' will be found for family of man shot to death on Charlestown Road
Chief Todd Bailey said, "we are happy with the strides we have made over the past 36 hours pertaining to this investigation."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey released a statement Monday afternoon indicating that he is "confident" that "closure" will be found for the family of a man found shot to death early Sunday morning.
It happened in the area of Charlestown Road, near Old Ford Road, at around around 1 a.m. Police say they were dispatched to the scene after someone reported to that shots were fired at that location.
When officers arrived, they found 33-year-old Eddie Hamilton deceased near a Marathon gas station.
On Monday afternoon, Bailey said investigators were still conducting interviews and sifting through evidence.
"We are happy with the strides we have made over the past 36 hours pertaining to this investigation," Bailey said in a statement. "We are confident we will find closure in this case for the victim, his family and for our community."
Bailey declined to offer any more information.
"It was pretty scary," said Cynthia McIntosh, who lives near the scene.
McIntosh told WDRB she looked out her bedroom window at the Longstreet Apartments and saw Hamilton's body lying in the driveway, just feet from her apartment.
Residents said the area is quiet, as is New Albany as a whole. Sunday's murder marks the second homicide in the city since the start of 2017.
"It was a little shocking this morning when I got here and somebody said they were investigating a murder," Susan Grose said.
Grose works at Zesto Ice Cream across the street from where the shooting happened. She has worked there for 43 years, and has never seen a violent crime so close to her work, but said she is not worried.
"In the morning, we are never here. We’re out of here by 9:30 so I am not too concerned," she said.
Police say they do not believe there is any risk to public safety.
No suspects have been arrested in the case.
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