Reward upped for tips on parking lot shooting that killed Kroger employee

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 12:50 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Police continue to search for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Kroger employee in front of his store in St. Matthews over the weekend.

In the meantime, the UFCW Local 227 has upped the reward amount. They are offering $2,500 in addition to the $5,000 Kroger is offering for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or group responsible.

“We wanted to make it significant enough to maybe help trigger someone's memory,” Marv Russo, President UFCW Local 227 said.

Jack Combs, 34, was shot in the chest once as he got off work Saturday night at 10 p.m. He left through the front doors and went towards his car in the rear when he was approached.

He'd been working there since he was in high school.

“Two weeks ago he celebrated his 34th birthday and two weeks from now would have been his 17th year with Kroger,” said Bob Blair with UFCW Local 227.

The motive for the shooting remains a mystery. Police are left questioning if it was an attempted robbery or a personal relationship gone wrong.

“He doesn't have an enemy in the world,” Blair said.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Saint Matthews Police at 893-9000.

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