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Family hopes reward will lead to arrest in murder of man and his dog

Bryan Lewis and his dog, Champ Bryan Lewis and his dog, Champ
Scene of the murder on Bicknell Avenue Scene of the murder on Bicknell Avenue
Steven Lewis Steven Lewis
Steve Lewis Steve Lewis
Pam Lewis and Dee Vance Pam Lewis and Dee Vance
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Months have passed and still no answers since someone gunned down a man and his dog in their south Louisville home. On Friday, family and friends held a fundraiser to honor Bryan Lewis and raise money for a reward fund.

At First String Family Sports Grill on New Cut Road, family and friends of Lewis gather together to celebrate his life.  

"We miss my baby brother," said Steven Lewis, victim's brother. "He was a good guy."

While emotions are still strong, so is the determination to find his killer. "I still have that same nightmare almost every night," said Steve Lewis, victim's father.  

Back in October, Lewis and his dog Champ were found shot in their home on Bicknell Avenue. Lewis' father said he truly believes whoever the shooter was looking for, it wasn't his son. 

"He was not the intended target," said Lewis. "I don't know that anybody was actually a target, but nobody had a reason to target that boy, nobody."

Bryan Lewis never got in trouble or was into drugs.

"My family needs some kind of closure," said Steven Lewis. "We need to bring the people that did this to justice."

"Our goal is to raise as much money and get the awareness," said Dee Vance, family friend.

With some high dollar auction items and some buckets to collect donations, the Lewis and Champ fundraiser was off to a good start. 

"I know a lot of these people and it's just incredible how they have come out and done this," said Lewis. 

The family hopes a large reward fund will entice someone to come forward with the information police need.

"It's all about catching them and getting a little bit of peace for our family and keeping them from hurting another family," said Pam Lewis, victim's aunt.

If you have any information that could help police you are asked call 574-LMPD (5673).

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