Family of Prospect man who was fatally shot expresses support for others grieving victims of violence

Family of Prospect man who was fatally shot expresses support for others grieving victims of violence
One man was killed after being shot around 5:30 p.m. Monday in Louisville's Shawnee neighborhood. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Family members of a Prospect man who died after he was shot in the Shawnee neighborhood released a statement urging anyone with information on violent crimes in the city to come forward.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said David W. Boggs, 50, died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Boggs was shot and killed in the 600 block of South 40th Street around 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 10.

His family released the following statement eight days after his death:

“As our family continues to grieve the loss of such a kind and devoted husband, father and friend,  we realize that dozens of other families in our community are also dealing with the sorrow of the loss of a loved one to violence. Our hearts reach out to each of those families in the same way that so many have provided support to ours over the last week.   

Although the impact of violence in our community hits hardest on those families who suffer the  loss of a loved one as its result, violence is a community pain shared by all of us for each victim across  our entire city. Its affliction can only be resolved by a united community effort. We appreciate the respect to our family’s privacy during this difficult time by the law enforcement and the media. We receive almost daily updates in regard to the investigation of David’s tragic death, for which we are grateful. We trust that all available resources are being deployed to apprehend and prosecute the perpetrators of the violence which took David’s life, as well as the lives of  so many others in our city.   

We urge anyone who may have information about any of the recent crimes of violence in our  city to immediately contact the Louisville Metro Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at 502‐574-LMPD (5673).

- The Boggs‐Mattingly Family”

Boggs, a father of four, was a senior partner of an executive search firm.

LMPD interim chief Robert Schroeder was asked about Boggs’ death during a press conference on Aug. 13 to announce a federal task force to tackle the carjacking problem in Louisville.

Schroeder said he could not provide many details but said, “Over the course of years you’ve seen us create things like safe spots for people to exchange information. We have seen the various sales websites, whether it be the one you mentioned or a variety of others, use these tools to lure people to be robbed and I think that’s probably what you’re looking at there, is probably a robbery that went bad.”

No arrests have been made in the case.

Copyright 2020 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.