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Murder victim's family still awaiting arrest of suspect 1 year later

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Antonio Spaulding's family as they prepare to release balloons in his memory. Antonio Spaulding's family as they prepare to release balloons in his memory.
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Deshad Eubanks (Source: LMDC) Deshad Eubanks (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - This Memorial Day weekend a Louisville family isn't celebrating. They are remembering their loved one who was shot to death one year ago. The family said the person who did it still hasn't been caught. Saturday there was a passionate plea.

"Honestly, I don't see why he's still out there. It's been a year," said Antonio Spaulding, who's father was killed.

It's been one year since police said 22-year-old Deshad Eubanks shot and killed 35-year-old father and brother, Antonio Spaulding on Memorial Day 2011 .

"We cry everyday, go talk to his grave like we're trying to do everything to keep his memory alive," said Angelique Williams, sister of the murder victim. "We will never let it die. But, it really hurts."

Spaulding was gunned down on South 13th Street after, according to his wife who was wounded, he told Eubanks to stop dealing drugs on the front porch. Eubanks was indicted, though still on the run. There was a plea from Spaulding's family.

"Somebody knows something. It's not like he's a magic ghost. Somebody sees him. Just turn him in," Williams said.

"Nobody wants to be that person to, I guess turn that person in, or be called a snitch or whatever," Spaulding's son, Antonio said. "But, that's my father, you feel me? Somebody took my father away from me."

Spaulding's family released balloons, some bearing personal messages to remember him. The family refusing to let Spaulding's memory fade with the balloons as they ascend. The family speaking through intense emotion for Eubanks.

"It would give us justice knowing that he's not out hurting, taking somebody else's child away from them," said Williams. "It hurts. I lost my brother. It hurts. It really hurts and I wouldn't want to see nobody else go through that because of him. They need to catch him."

LMPD said if you know the whereabouts of Eubanks or have any other information, you're asked to call the anonymous tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

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