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Family raises reward fund, puts up billboard in hopes of catching killer

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In October, Bryan Lewis, 21, was shot and killed in his home, along with his dog, Champ. In October, Bryan Lewis, 21, was shot and killed in his home, along with his dog, Champ.
Stevie Lewis Stevie Lewis
They have raised enough money to put up a billboard and offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. They have raised enough money to put up a billboard and offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
Steven Lewis Steven Lewis

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville family hopes $10,000 will the be the incentive that will lead them to the person responsible for their loved one's murder.

In October, Bryan Lewis, 21, was shot and killed in his home, along with his dog, Champ.

Time has not made it any easier for Lewis' father, Stevie. "I know Bryan is up there giggling or choked up, like I am, but I'll never forget Bryan and I know you all won't either," he said. "I'll never give up until we find the people who has done this and I'll never stop loving my baby."

The family strongly believes the 21-year-old was not the intended target. For the last eight months they have focused their emotions into finding the person responsible. 

After multiple fundraisers, they have raised enough money to put up a billboard and offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. 

"If I had a million, I would give a million," said Stevie Lewis. 

Lewis was a Fairdale High School graduate and a basketball stand out. A good kid, said his older brother, Steven Lewis, who still can't understand why this happened. Lewis's death has greatly impacted even some of his youngest relatives. 

"My four year old, out of the blue will say 'Dad, I miss Uncle Bryan,' and it's heartbreaking to hear him say that," said Steven Lewis. "My little brother was a great, great guy."

He's hoping a conviction will bring their family some peace. "It will give us some kind of sense of justice, but at least nobody else's family will have to go through what we've been through."

Lewis leaves behind two small children.

If you have any information that could help police, you are urged to call (502) 574-LMPD. 

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