Homicide victim laid to rest; suspect still on the loose


by Johnny Archer


Posted on June 4, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 4 at 7:45 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS)-- The body of a homicide victim was laid to rest Saturday and the family of Antonio Spaulding is calling for his killer to turn himself in.

Only memories and pictures will be left behind after he was shot and killed last weekend.

“My husband in dead and gone,” Nikki Spaulding, Antonio’s wife, said. “My mother-in-law had to bury her first child.”

Antonio Spaulding’s burial was held at the Louisville Cemetery. His family and friends remember the man who loved his family and would even help a stranger in need.

“He would do anything for anybody, laugh at jokes,” his wife said. “The people from his job came up in there [the funeral], they were in tears. That’s how many people he touched. He was just that type of person.”

His life came to an abrupt end last weekend after an apparent argument with his killer.  Antonio and his wife were shot at their apartment complex on the 1700 block of South 13th Street in west Louisville. Nikki survived, but Antonio died at University Hospital.

Metro Police are now looking for Dashad Eubanks in the connection with his death. He is accused of shooting the couple - killing Antonio. Police have an issued a warrant for Eubanks.

Now Nikki lives in fear and is afraid to return to her own home knowing that a killer is on the loose.

“I want to be in my house because that was the last place we were at,” said Nikki. “And all of his things are there and I want to be close to him. But I don’t feel comfortable. How do I know the dude is not there or the murder weapon is not in there?”

If anybody has any information about where Eubanks might be, they can call Metro Police anonymously at 574-LMPD.