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Family holds vigil for family member gunned down last weekend; suspect named

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The search continues for the man police say is responsible for last weekend's double shooting that left a Louisville man dead.

The family of Antonio Spauding held a memorial Saturday, June 4, to celebrate his life while hoping the man police say is responsible gives up and turns himself in.

"It's been really trying. He was always the prankster of our family; always the jokster," said family member LaChristal Lewis.

It's the memories that Lewis holds close while she can no longer hold her family member 35-year-old Antonio Spauding.

"His children are left without a father.  His mother is left without her oldest son.  His grandmother is left without her grandson.  We're all left without a loved one," Lewis said.

He and his wife Nikki were shot right outside their home in the 1700 block of South 13th street on Saturday, May 28.

Antonio died a short time later; Nikki survived.  Days later, LMPD would name a suspect:  22-year-old Dashad Eubanks.

While the search for Eubanks continues, Saturday, June 4 was all about Antonio.  Family and friends shared memories and stories, trying to ease the pain while hoping it gives way to justice.

"It was hard seeing them close the casket and put him in the ground knowing he was such a strong man and knowing that he lost his life over words is just senseless," Lewis said.

Police are working to come up with a suspect description of Eubanks.  If you have any information that could lead to his whereabouts, you're asked to call the LMPD anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

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