By Muhammad Atef | May 5, 2021

Family celebrates birthday of Louisville man killed in January by pushing for answers in case

A family marked what would have been a Louisville man’s birthday by asking anyone to come forward with information about his murder.”It’s still unbelievable that he’s gone,” Georgetta Calloway said.Duan Calloway Sr. didn’t live to see his 47th birthday, so his family and friends celebrated it in his honor Tuesday afternoon.”He was a son, he was a father, he was a big cousin and he was my husband,” said his widow, Georgetta Calloway.She says not a day goes by that she doesn’t think of her husband and how his case is still not solved. Calloway was shot and killed Jan. 7 on Cecil Avenue as he was fixing up one of the properties he owned there.”He wanted to stay right here and fix the west end up one house at a time and that’s what he was doing,” said Linda Edwards, his aunt.”It’s a shame that somebody in the community took his life, in a community that he was trying to build up,” Calloway said.Louisville Metro police said as of May 2, there have been 60 criminal homicides this year. Nineteen of the cases, or 31%, have been cleared which still leaves Duan’s and 40 others open.”You have too many murders out here in the city of Louisville and I’ve been living here 64 years and I’ve never seen the city this bad,” said his father, Terry Vaughn.His family says an arrest made in the murder of Christian Gwynn last week sparked some hope. Sixteen months after the 19-year-old was shot and killed while walking home in West Louisville, police charged 22-year-old Jameko Hayden.”I’m just hoping that someone in the community remembers any details about that day, Jan. 7,” Calloway told WLKY.She’s hoping and praying her family gets similar news soon.”Just please call LMPD tip line and let them know what you know because the smallest thing can lead to an arrest,” Calloway said.If you have any information, call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

A family marked what would have been a Louisville man’s birthday by asking anyone to come forward with information about his murder.

“It’s still unbelievable that he’s gone,” Georgetta Calloway said.

Duan Calloway Sr. didn’t live to see his 47th birthday, so his family and friends celebrated it in his honor Tuesday afternoon.

“He was a son, he was a father, he was a big cousin and he was my husband,” said his widow, Georgetta Calloway.

She says not a day goes by that she doesn’t think of her husband and how his case is still not solved. Calloway was shot and killed Jan. 7 on Cecil Avenue as he was fixing up one of the properties he owned there.

“He wanted to stay right here and fix the west end up one house at a time and that’s what he was doing,” said Linda Edwards, his aunt.

“It’s a shame that somebody in the community took his life, in a community that he was trying to build up,” Calloway said.

Louisville Metro police said as of May 2, there have been 60 criminal homicides this year. Nineteen of the cases, or 31%, have been cleared which still leaves Duan’s and 40 others open.

“You have too many murders out here in the city of Louisville and I’ve been living here 64 years and I’ve never seen the city this bad,” said his father, Terry Vaughn.

His family says an arrest made in the murder of Christian Gwynn last week sparked some hope. Sixteen months after the 19-year-old was shot and killed while walking home in West Louisville, police charged 22-year-old Jameko Hayden.

“I’m just hoping that someone in the community remembers any details about that day, Jan. 7,” Calloway told WLKY.

She’s hoping and praying her family gets similar news soon.

“Just please call LMPD tip line and let them know what you know because the smallest thing can lead to an arrest,” Calloway said.

If you have any information, call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.



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