Loved ones want justice for 15-year-old hit-and-run victim

Loved ones want justice for 15-year-old hit-and-run victim
Published: Oct. 2, 2016 at 2:50 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2016 at 6:25 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Jesse Monroe choked back tears remembering his 15-year-old nephew, Trey Monroe-Royce, Saturday.

"There's no way that a parent could move forward after losing a child," Monroe said.

Trey was killed in a hit-and-run in the 600 block of Glengarry Road on Friday night.

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Rosemary Miller said she heard a loud thump and ran outside her Fairdale home, where she saw Trey's body.

"A body laying out there and blood pouring down the street," Miller said.

The stains were being washed away by neighbors on Saturday, but the shock was lingering.

"When we found out it was Trey and we saw his basketball, we all just fell to the ground. It was so heartbreaking," Dakota Emmett, a friend of Trey's, said.

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Trey left his home Friday night to play basketball with friends. He was walking westbound down Glengarry Drive when a vehicle going the same direction hit him.

Monroe says Trey was a budding basketball player preparing for team tryouts at school. A ball is now resting at a memorial site for the 15-year-old.

"He was the life of not just his mom, or his uncle, or his grandmother, he was the life for a lot of people," Monroe said. "He's going to be missed."

The family is asking for closure and wants the person responsible for Trey's death to come forward.

"If the person who did this has a conscience, step forward," Monroe said. "Step forward and admit it. Be a man, or a woman, or whatever you are, and admit to your crime."

If you have information on the hit-and-run involving Trey, you are urged to contact the Louisville Metro Police Department's Anonymous Tip Line at 574-LMPD.

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