Hundreds turn out for funeral of murder victim Karenzo Audace
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE)- Hundreds turned out Saturday to say a final farewell to an African immigrant who was murdered outside his apartment earlier this week..
WAVE 3 spoke with family member's of Karenzo Audace who are dealing with this tragic loss.
A family member we talked to today, described Audace as a wonderful family man. A church minister who was trying to better his community and those around him. Saturday, they all said goodbye.
Saturday morning, friends and family made their way to the Forest Tabernacle Baptist Church.
"We're gonna miss him a lot, because he was just a wonderful man," A family member who did not want his identity shared told WAVE 3.
They gathered to say goodbye to minister and African immigrant from Burundi, Karenzo Audace.
"He was just quiet man who came from work, go to church, take care of children, take care of his wife," The family member said "He never do anything wrong. He never do anything wrong in his neighborhood."
Monday afternoon, police said Audace was shot to death in the Park Hill neighborhood as he was moving his family out of the Parkway Place housing complex.
That family member said he saw it happen
"I was shocked," He said "That was my first time to see someone shooting. Someone shooting a friend, or brother, or family, in my face. I was shocked."
Investigators said Jason Majors shot and killed Audace. Police said Majors had been trying to seduce Audace's wife.
And, that Audace was moving his family out of the complex to get away from him. Late Wednesday, Majors turned himself in to LMPD.
"We need the police to do as much as they can," The family member said "They need to punish him with what he deserves."
At a gathering after the funeral, with an outpouring of support from across the country, one family member had a message:
"We want the police department to take this. They they can make this where people will never get hurt," He said.
A friend of Audace told WAVE 3 Audace's last name means "courage" in French.
A memorial fund is set up for Audace's children. He leaves behind two daughters, ages 8 and 5. Along with one son who is age 3.
Majors pleaded not guilty to murder in court Friday. He is expected back on August 15th.
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