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Police say 34-year-old Jack Combs was shot on the way to his car after getting off work Saturday night. Police say 34-year-old Jack Combs was shot on the way to his car after getting off work Saturday night.
His peers and customers are remembering him through a small makeshift in-store memorial. His peers and customers are remembering him through a small makeshift in-store memorial.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The death of a Kroger employee is sending shock waves through the St. Matthews community.

Police say 34-year-old Jack Combs was shot on the way to his car after getting off work Saturday night.

Combs was a guest services clerk at the Hubbards Lane Kroger. Co-workers remember him as a nice guy who was always pleasant. His peers and customers are honoring him through a small makeshift in-store memorial.

Kroger released a statement that said, "The Kroger team is heartbroken as we learn of the loss of Jack Combs. We are reaching out to his family now to see how we can support them during this most difficult time."

It was actually a fellow employee who discovered Combs' body. Officer Dennis McDonald of the St. Matthews Police Department said, "He was either at or approaching his car when he was fatally shot. He tried to make his way back into the business and collapsed in front of the business just prior to getting inside the doors." 

Detectives are working with Kroger security to piece together what information they have; however, police do not have a motive.

"It's kind of scary when you don't know what the motive was or why or if it was just a random act because then everybody could be a bit worried about it," said customer Chaz Rough.

Combs' father did not want to be interviewed on camera but said, "We are Christian people and we believe that God will take care of us."

Kroger is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.

Anyone with information should call the St. Matthews Police Department at (502) 893-9000.

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