New details emerge in Old Louisville double homicide

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by Gene Kang

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Updated Monday, May 28 at 8:42 PM

(WHAS11) -- Police are still searching for clues in the deaths of two men shot to death in an Old Louisville apartment.

A downstairs neighbor, George Mozee, made the gruesome discovery Friday afternoon on the second floor of his apartment complex and called 911.

"Right there by the window right there," said Mozee while pointing upstairs.
           
That's where he found the body of Richard Tinsley, 41, a father to three children.  Tinsley was shot multiple times in his second floor apartment alongside David Horton, 29, who was not a resident.

"The gentleman was shielding him," said Mozee.  "He was kneeling down and shielding him. The other guy was under him like this. It was kind of hard. I figure he was trying to save him.

Christopher 2X, an advocate against violent crimes, said Tinsley was George Unseld's cousin, a well-known Metro Councilman who died two years ago.

Sadly, Unseld's cousin was killed in District 6 where he fought to prevent street violence with Christopher 2X.

When asked about Tinsley's criminal history, Christopher 2X acknowledged that Tinsley was no stranger to police.

"The family acknowledges that," said Christopher 2X.  "They understood he had a lot of challenges.  They never did get any indications that his life was being threatened."

According to the Coroner's office, both bodies were left in the apartment for days. 

A frightening situation for neighbors who called this part of Old Louisville fairly quiet.

"People need to value life and when you take someone's life you're not really knowing the damage you're doing to families," said one neighbor.

Mozee recalled his last conversation with Tinsley.  

"He and his wife was going through some things," said Mozee.  "He was telling me that he wanted to change his life around. He was a good neighbor."

Mozee told WHAS11he's planning to move away for his family's safety.  

The victims' families are grieving, but they're not talking in light of the deadly shootings in West Louisville in past weeks.

No arrests have been made in this case.  Those with information are asked to call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

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