Nephew of David McAtee killed in West Louisville shooting, family says

Nephew of David McAtee killed in West Louisville shooting, family says
On Thursday, David McAtee's nephew Marvin returned to YaYa's BBQ Shack.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The nephew of David McAtee, the owner of YaYa’s BBQ Shack on 26th and Broadway that was shot and killed back in June, died in a shooting reported early Saturday morning, family said.

Family said that Marvin McAtee was one of the victims in the West Louisville shooting early Saturday morning in the 2600 block of West Broadway.

LMPD officers confirmed they found two men at the scene suffering from gunshot wounds around 1 a.m. One was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was transported to University Hospital and is expected to be OK.

Family reached out to WAVE 3 News to confirm the victim who died was Marvin. Family and friends also posted on Marvin’s Facebook page sending thoughts and condolences.

Councilman-elect Jecorey Arthur shared the information on his Facebook page Saturday afternoon.

David "Yaya" McAtee was killed at 26th and Broadway in June and three months later his nephew, Marvin McAtee, is killed...

Posted by Jecorey Arthur on Saturday, September 19, 2020

Marvin’s death on 26th and Broadway is the same location David McAtee was shot and killed more than three months ago after LMPD and National Guard members were called to disperse a crowd.

A state investigation revealed McAtee fired two shots in the direction of law enforcement. LMPD officers and Kentucky National Guardsmen returned fire, investigation revealed.

Secretary of the Executive Cabinet J. Michael Brown said McAtee was struck once by a bullet that came from one of the guardsmen’s rifles.

Marvin McAtee previously spoke with WAVE 3 News back in July as he had continued running YaYa’s BBQ Shack following his uncle’s death, saying he planned to use the parking lot adjacent to the restaurant as a community space.

WAVE 3 News drove by YaYa’s BBQ Shack Saturday evening, as the community began setting up a memorial space in honor of Marvin McAtee.

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