Police seek help in recent homicide cases

Updated: Dec. 5, 2016 at 5:24 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Six people have been killed since Thursday in Louisville. On Monday morning, Louisville Metro Police addressed the city's latest cases.

"It's been a little unsettling the rash of violence we have," said D'Shawn Johnson WAVE 3 News Safety and Security Expert. "The shootings, the killings, the record number of killings."

Police said on Thursday, December 1st, Javon Jackson, 19, was shot multiple times at 12th and Hill Streets. Witnesses said it was a drive-by shooting. No arrests have been made in Jackson's death.

Also on December 1st, David Bray, 65, died from injuries he got when he was attacked on Algonquin Parkway and Roman Street on November 21st. No arrests have made in Bray's case.

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"It's almost like a sport, you take one of mine I take two of yours," said Young Commercial, a Louisville rapper and party promoter. Young Commercial has been in and out of the system. At 27 years old he's been in jail four times for drug trafficking and gun charges. He still tries to encourage the youth to not make poor choices.

On Friday, December 2nd, Wilson Burton, 27, died after being shot multiple times at Fisk Court at the Beecher Terrace housing project. No arrests have been made in Burton's case.   Hours later, police said a man was shot in his car while driving. Police said he crashed before dying at the corner of 25th and Burwell. The victim's name has not been released just yet. No arrests have been made in this case.

On Saturday, December 3rd, Don Mabry, 37, died after arriving at Jewish Hospital. Police believe he was shot in the 3900 block of Muhammad Ali. No arrests have been made in Mabry's case.

"It's not about drugs and it's not about territories," said Young Commercial. "It's over pride and anger. You're not going to be able to change the people who are 17, 18, and up. Their mindset is pretty much made. You can start young when you start young with 9, 8 and teach them a different road. You can change the future of the next generation."

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On Sunday, December 4th, a man was shot and killed in a front yard in the Smoketown neighborhood. Police would not elaborate on details of this case but, on Monday said as of now the case is a justifiable homicide. LMPD is now investigating its 112th criminal homicide of 2016. They have cleared 59 cases this year.

Anyone with information on any of these cases should call 574-LMPD.

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