LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A man who was badly beaten over the weekend in West Louisville is not expected to survive. Mickel Kimbley is on life support and his family is preparing to donate his organs.
Investigators say Kimbley was found behind a building in the 2500 block of West Main Street late Saturday night.
Just a few months ago Kimbley's girlfriend had a baby. The new father was looking forward to seeing his new family grow. Now his family is dealing with a devastating tragedy. He was badly beaten in the head.
“I was sitting in my house and I heard my dog out here going off so I come out to check it out and I found him laying back there,” a witness, David West, said. “There was blood all over the place he had knots all over his head.”
David West was the first person to see Kimbley at 25th and Main in west Louisville’s Portland neighborhood.
West says he was trying to get up and walk but his injuries were too severe. A young man was seen fleeing the scene soon after the beating getting into a vehicle that sped off down Main Street.
The victim's mother had this to say about the crime according to Chistopher 2X.
"What the mother said earlier to everybody, I'm a nurse I see death all the time I'm a care taker of patients and to look at my own son in this condition severely beaten the way he was is just not an easy pill to swallow," said Christopher 2X.
Police do not have any suspects in custody in connection with the beating. Kimbley's family believes this was a crime of passion, they say this was a very personal attack.