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Family of murder victim, LMPD ask for tips

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Sheana Smith Sheana Smith
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The scene in the 1800 block of W. Oak Street where Christopher Colbert was shot to death. The scene in the 1800 block of W. Oak Street where Christopher Colbert was shot to death.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro Police have joined with the family of a recent homicide victim to ask for your help to solve the murder. Homicide detectives along with family members of Christopher Colbert issued a plea to the public to help find his killer.  

Colbert, 33, was shot early Monday in the 1800 block of West Oak Street. He had gotten off work at W.W. Cousins and stepped off a TARC bus moments before he was shot. Colbert was just a few feet away from his home. 

"I feel disgusted and sad and confused," said Sheana Smith, a family friend. 

Loved ones said Colbert worked the same job for 15 years, was a father, and had no criminal history. They said he kept to himself.  

"He's never been locked up," said Kenneth Colbert, Christopher's brother, "never been to jail, just a workaholic. Work and go home. Work and go home."  

"I've worked this case since Sunday night into Monday and everyone I've spoken to says this guy did not deserve what happened," said LMPD Det. Jon Lesher, the lead homicide investigator on the case.  

For the Colbert family, this is not the first time they have had an innocent family member taken. In 2011, Davion Powell, Christopher Colbert's 3-year-old cousin, was killed by a stray bullet. Police said the community helped bring the person responsible to justice. Now they hope the public can help the family once more.  

Detectives and family members believe there are witnesses and individuals with information to Christopher Colbert's murder that have not come forward. They ask anyone with information to call the anonymous tipline at 574-LMPD (5673).

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