Family, police at a loss after man shot to death early Monday morning


by Gene Kang

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 1 at 1:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- After six murders over a four day period in Louisville, one victim's family is breaking their silence.

Chris Colbert's family held a news conference Thursday after he was gunned down earlier this week. Homicide detectives have yet to find a suspect and said they have not received one tip about the crime.

"It's devastating to me to know that somebody would take him away from me like that for no reason whatsoever. It's unbelievable," Kenneth Colbert, Chris's brother, said.

Kenneth Colbert hugged his niece, 14-year-old India,  who is Chris' daughter.

Chris was shot to death just blocks from his home after he got off a TARC bus on Oak Street around midnight Monday. He was on his way home from work as a team leader at W.W. Cousins in St. Matthews. A job he held for 15 years.

Chris' best friend, Wesley Sellars, said: "He didn't bother anybody. He wasn't a drug dealer. He stayed to himself and with friends."

He rode the bus because he didn't want to drive his car without insurance, family members said. "

"To try to support his 14 year old daughter India Colbert," Chris 2X, a community mediator for victims of violence, said.

This is the second tragedy for this family after Chris Colbert's baby cousin, Davion Powell, was shot to death. An arrest was made with community help, but in this case homicide detectives said they are at a loss.

Det. Jon Lesher, with LMPD's Homicide Unit, said: "I don't know where the snitching came from people are afraid to step forward we don't have witnesses that are killed every other day. We take great precautions."

Witnesses said they saw two people on bicycles ride away from the scene and believe Colbert was robbed.

If you have any information about this case, call the anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD to help this family find the killer or killers.