Man found shot to death in car identified

Man found shot to death in car identified
Brandon Hansford (Source: GoFundMe.com)
Brandon Hansford (Source: GoFundMe.com)
The car Brandon Hansford was in crashed into a garage outside a home. (Source; Daniel Paxton, WAVE 3 News)
The car Brandon Hansford was in crashed into a garage outside a home. (Source; Daniel Paxton, WAVE 3 News)
A closer look at the detached garage the car struck. (Source: Maira Ansari, WAVE 3 News)
A closer look at the detached garage the car struck. (Source: Maira Ansari, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The name of a man shot to death in southwest Louisville early Monday has been released.

Brandon Hansford, 29, of Louisville, died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The shooting was reported at 12:34 a.m. in the 2100 block of Upper Hunters Trace after the homeowner felt a car hit their home and crashed into their back garage.

Brandon Hansford's mother, Kathy Hansford, spoke to WAVE 3 News on Monday. She said she and her son live close to where Brandon Hansford was found dead. Kathy Hansford said her son was on his way home when he was killed.

"I'm not angry, I'm heartbroken," said Kathy Hansford.

Kathy Hansford believes her son was shot while he was inside his car.

"The coroner said he had 3-4 gunshot wounds," said Kathy Hansford.

Kathy Hansford believes she knows who killed her son. She said he had recently taken an emergency protective order against a man who had been harassing him.

Police have not said how Brandon was shot or where the shooting took place.

Police said he was driving on Upper Hunters Trace and hit Marlene Sutphin's home around 12:30 Monday morning.

The car hit the front of Sutphin's mother's bedroom.

"I heard a scraping sound," Sutphin said. "Come outside look through my mom's window their kitchen window. Saw a car sitting right there."

WATCH: Maira Ansari's report

Police are reviewing surveillance video from across the street.

Kathy said she is heartbroken Brandon will never be able to see his 3-year-old son grow up.

"I lost my son and he won't see his boy grow up," Hansford said.

She has a message for the person who took so much from her.

"You took my son how could you...how dare you," Hansford said.

The death of Hansford has been ruled a homicide. Police have not made any arrest in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call 574-LMPD (5673).

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with Brandon Hansford's funeral expenses. To view the page click here.

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