Widow speaks out in hope of finding husband's killer

Nikki Spaulding
Nikki Spaulding
Antonio Spaulding (Source: Nikki Spaulding)
Antonio Spaulding (Source: Nikki Spaulding)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – It was a double shooting that left a Louisville man dead and his wife in the hospital. Now, two months later, the man who police are looking for in the murder is still on the run.

Louisville Metro Police tell us they have been searching for the person they say is the gunman, but so far the efforts have been fruitless. That makes life uneasy for the victim knowing her husband's killer is still on the loose.

"I just don't understand why it's taking so long to find him," said Nikki Spaulding.

Nearly two months. That's how long investigators have been looking for 22-year-old Dashad Eubanks. On May 30, Memorial Day, police say Eubanks shot and killed 35-year-old Antonio Spaulding, a Louisville husband and father. Nikki, who was wounded in that shooting, is now sounding off about the man she says took her husband away.

"He doesn't value human life whatsoever," she said.

Spaulding said what started out as an argument didn't have to end the way it did. She told us her husband did not have a weapon.

Spaulding claims Eubanks was dealing drugs in front of her porch on South 13th Street when her husband came out and told him to stop.

"My husband had every right to be defending his household," said Spaulding. "That was not his lifestyle."

Now with Eubanks on the run, it doesn't exactly make Spaulding or her family members feel good about their safety.

"He could be watching us right now laughing and we have no idea," Spaulding said.

But the widow won't be hushed. She wanted to speak out in anger against Eubanks and for the person who may be hiding him.

"The U.S. Marshals are looking for him, so somebody is harboring him and I hope they realize the seriousness of the charges they're facing for that," said Spaulding.

She makes a plea and a promise.

"You wouldn't want nobody doing this to you if it was your family member," Spalding said. "You would want somebody to turn him in, so I hope somebody has a heart and turns him in because this is ridiculous."

Spaulding told us she won't rest until Eubanks is in jail.

LMPD tells us they are continuing to search for Eubanks, but haven't had any luck finding him. Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the LMPD Crime Tip Line at 574-LMPD (5673). All calls to the tip line are anonymous.

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