LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - "It's not ok."
That was the message from LMPD Lt. Emily McKinley when she spoke about what happened after the recent killing of a man in Parkland neighborhood.
George Robert Brown, 51, was shot and killed on Olive Street on Saturday night.
During a press conference on Monday, McKinley broke the usual protocol of "just the facts, ma'am" to paint an emotional picture of the scene.
"If you remember that night, it was raining," McKinley said. "Puddles are starting to form and there's Christmas lights up. The rain's reflecting on the Christmas lights and the red and blue police lights are flashing. Then you have the chaos of the police radios and the EMS radios going. And then you have a five-year-old little boy standing next to his dad, the man he called his dad, while he takes his last breaths."
McKinley seemed to tear up as she made her plea for anyone with information about Brown's killing to come forward.
"It's not ok," she continued. "And now that little boy's Christmas, that's Christmas for him. And I don't want that to be Christmas for him. Nobody should want that."
Anyone with information about the shooting on Olive Street can call the anonymous tipline at 574-LMPD (5673).