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Man shot during robbery dies, family prays for answers at vigil

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Andre Ballard (Source: Facebook) Andre Ballard (Source: Facebook)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The man shot Sunday night during a robbery has died. According to family members, Andre Ballard, 43, died Tuesday morning.

Now all his family can do is pray they will soon find who is responsible. They gathered at Indi's Fast Food Restaurant, where Ballard worked, for a prayer vigil on Tuesday night.

"It was a senseless crime," said Shaun'tia Ballard, victim's daughter. "My daddy did nothing to nobody. He didn't deserve this."

With candles, three of Ballard's children spelled out love, a feeling they never had to question knowing their father worked so hard for them each day.

"My daddy's a good man," said Aron Ballard, victim's son. "He don't hurt nobody. He go to work and then he go home."

For the last eight years the 43-year-old worked at Indi's Fast Food Restaurant near 11th and West Broadway and Sunday was like any other day.

Police said after his shift, Ballard headed towards the bus stop on Chestnut Street when he was gunned down.

"I know that nobody deserves it, but he really didn't deserve it," said Regina Johnson, grandmother to Ballard's first born. "Andre was a good man who tried to take care of his family."

Police said the suspect got away with Ballard's cell phone and wallet and then shot him in stomach. A little more than 24 hours later Ballard passed away, leaving behind seven children.

"He was a goofy guy," said Shaun'tia. "He'd make anybody laugh and he would give anybody the shirt off back if they needed it that's how kind hearted he was."

As they cling to the happier memories they will always have of their father, they just have one message for the person responsible.

"Whoever did it, you need to turn yourself in for real, because you know that ain't right. He was a good man," said Aron.

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If you have any information on this case, you are asked to call the LMPD Crime Tip Line at (502) 574-LMPD (5673). All calls to the Crime Tip Line are anonymous.

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