Mother of shooting victim speaks to WHAS11


by Chelsea Rabideau

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 4 at 11:40 PM

Shooting in Shively

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The male victim  in Thursday night’s deadly shooting in Shively has been identified.

Tony Grady was shot and killed while sitting in a car in the parking lot at Chalet Village apartments off the 3800 block of Dixie Highway. A female passenger was also shot, but survived.

Police are not saying who the target was or what the motive may be.

Grady’s mother sat down with WHAS11 to talk about her son, a soldier and a brand new father. “He wore this chain,” Lauree Sensley said, holding a large silver cross that now hangs on a chain around her neck, “All the time he wore this. And I’ll always keep it close to me.” \

Thursday night, Sensley got a call that her 23-year-old son Tony had been killed. “Knowing I’m not going to be able to talk to him no more, not being able to talk to him, cause I talk to him every day and now I won’t be able to do that,” Sensley said through tears.

Grady also leaves behind a young son. “Whoever took my son, they took him away from his baby. He just had a baby who is 4 months old. So, he’ll never know his daddy,” Sensley explained.

A picture sits in Sensley’s living room. Tony, with his right hand raised, vowing his service to the United States Army. He’d served for 3 years. He was also going to barber school, hoping someday to open a shop with his mother, a hairdresser herself. Dreams that have been stolen by someone the police are still searching for.

“Turn yourself in,” Sensley said, speaking to the person who shot Tony. “Please turn yourself in. When the Lord said vengeance is mine, I have faith that it will work itself out.”

Sensley believes she’ll see her son again someday. For now, she lives with the beautiful memories of his life. “His smile, his smile,” she said, “He’ll light up the room with his smile.”

The woman who was also shot is recovering at University Hospital. At this point, Shively police do not have a description other than they believe they are looking for a male suspect.