Man found shot to death in street in Fern Creek identified

Published: Jun. 12, 2017 at 4:48 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT
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Michael Dow (Source: Family Photo)
Michael Dow (Source: Family Photo)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead in Fern Creek late Sunday night.

Police were called to the 9600 block of Cedar Lake Drive at 11:42 p.m.

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Officers found a 46-year-old man in the street who had been shot multiple times, according to LMPD. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was identified by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office as Michael Dow.

Tarica Dow, Michael's sister spoke at the scene several hours later.

She described him as a smiling icon in the community, everyone else, confirming her statement about how jolly Michael always was.

"You'd just love to be around him because he was that infectious," Dow said. "He would make you laugh and everyone feel good."

Dow says Michael is leaving behind a young grandson. She describes him as a family man, who was well known in what she calls a safe community. Dow explained that Michael was on his way to the store late Sunday night when they heard shots being fired.

"My mom heard it, but she didn't know what it was, her initial reaction was that it was fireworks," Dow said. "She didn't even think that her son would be laying in the street."

Police do not have any suspects at this time. Anyone with information about the shooting should call 574-LMPD (5673).

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