Person of interest in city's latest homicide, no arrests made - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Person of interest in city's latest homicide, no arrests made

Homicide Detectives say they have "a person of interest" in the city's latest homicide, but as of late Monday had made no arrests.

The coroner's office identified the victim as Moshawn White, 24, a young father of three.  The coroner said White died from several gunshot wounds.

Monday afternoon, White's family members gathered at the sidewalk where he was fatally shot near the intersection of 24th and Maple Streets.  It was an emotional gathering as his relatives clutched hands and prayed.

"He'd do anything.  He'd give his shirt off his back.  He was a loving child and he didn't deserve this," said Pamela Smith, the victim's aunt.

Moshawn White's aunt described him as "loving family man" devoted to turning his life around.  White was the father of three daughters, the youngest 3-months-old.  His fiancee, Lashara Harris, says White had left the house Sunday afternoon but didn't return.

"On any other day, I would make it my business to tell him I love you.  But this day I didn't and that was the last time I saw him alive," said Lashara Harris, the victim's fiancee.

Relatives say White was riding his bike near an intersection when he was shot several times just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.  Homicide detectives have given no indication whether an altercation preceded the shooting.

Community activist Christopher 2x says two teenage witnesses heard several shots and saw 8 or 9 young men run from the scene.

"I hope they get what they deserve, whoever they are," said Pamela Smith, the victim's aunt.

Homicide detectives used more than a dozen markers to indicate where shell casings or other evidence lay on the sidewalk.  Detectives spent hours combing over the scene, using metal detectors to search for additional evidence.

Family members say White was close to making a surprise proposal to his fiancee before he was fatally shot.  The family also had a message for those suspected of the crime.

"I'm praying for you also," said Donnita White, the victim's aunt.

Police say there is a person of interest in this case.  Anyone with additional information is urged to call Metro Police's anonymous tipline at 574-LMPD.

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