Man shot, killed while walking with wife identified

Published: Nov. 6, 2017 at 6:04 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 7, 2017 at 1:24 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The name of the man who was walking with his wife when he was shot and killed in the Cherokee Triangle neighborhood has been released.

Jason Spencer, 30, was shot in the 1200 block of Everett Avenue around 8 p.m. on Sunday, according to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Larry Carroll.

Spencer was pronounced dead at the scene.

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According to police, Spencer was in the neighborhood visiting family and was walking with his wife when they encountered at least two people and there was some type of altercation.

WAVE 3 News learned Spencer was a Humana employee. The company issued the following statement:

"Jason Spencer had an ever-engaging smile, can-do attitude and commitment to improving Humana for everyone we serve. He worked for Humana for more than seven years and was well-known across the organization as an innovator with our social media team, leading the Humana Advocates program and our customer social care strategy. Jason was also a sought-after voice within the social media industry. We will miss him, and we are holding his family in our thoughts."

He was also a member of Sojourn Community Church. The church released the following statement:

"Jason Spencer was a long-time, faithful member of Sojourn Community Church. He loved life and lived it to the full. He was full of joy, quick to help, and serve others. Jason was a faithful friend to many. He was a strong Christian, who exemplified the love of Christ to everyone he met. Our Sojourn Church family is grieving deeply together and saddened by this tragic loss. He will be deeply missed. We are praying and caring for his wife, Andrea, his family, and the community of friends who loved him dearly."

A 15-year-old boy was taken into custody in connection to the shooting. Police are searching for a second suspect in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

Funeral arrangements for Spencer are pending.

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