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Family and friends gather to remember 'loving' Louisville man shot and killed 'execution-style'

Posted: Updated: Nov 10, 2017 10:36 PM

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- Benard Hamilton was killed Sunday night in New Albany in what detectives call an execution-style shooting.

"They took a real man ... not just from a family but from a whole city,"  Hamilton's girlfriend, Yolanda Gaines said.

On Friday night, his family and friends gathered to remember his life. 

Police said Hamilton was with two men: Michael Baines III and Robert Sheckles Jr. The trio wound up at a Marathon Gas Station on Charlestown Road , which is where the murder took place.

"Anybody that has lost someone knows that phone call you get ... that fear of being someone dead," Gaines said.

For Gaines, that fear was realized.

"It was scary. It was unbelievable," Gaines said. "I was shaky the whole time."

On Friday night, Hamilton's family gathered to remember his life. 

"He always made smile," Gaines said. "He had jokes. He was very funny, loving."

New Albany Police are on the hunt from Baines and Scheckles. They're believed to be armed and dangerous. But even if the pair are caught, Gaines said it will do little to ease her pain. 

"There's no arrest, there's no time or anything that they can give that's going to bring Benard back," she said. "I just want to be that voice for Benard. He can't speak for himself. We just want justice."

Investigators are asking anyone with information about Baines and Scheckles to give them a call. 

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