Murder of Ky. football actor rocks community: 'He was so special to me and so many other people'

A 19-year-old football actor from Waggener (Louisville) High School who had dreams of personification in college was identified as a plant of a sharpened in Shawnee overnight, withdrawal propagandize staff and friends to suffer for his loss.

Tyson Gibbs, 19, of Louisville was conspicuous passed during a stage from mixed gun shot wounds Saturday night, according to Deputy Coroner Jack Arnold. He was shot reduction than a retard from his house.

Allison Martin, JCPS spokeswoman, reliable that Tyson Gibbs was a comparison during Waggener final propagandize year and played on a football team.

Louisville Metro Police Department officers responded to a sharpened and found Gibbs’ physique in a parking area behind an unit building at a scene in a 400 retard of S. 38th Street.

No arrests had been done as of late Saturday night, and LMPD mouthpiece Alicia Smiley pronounced a Homicide Unit is investigating.

Waggener High mental health advisor Tangi Jones was out on a good date with her father on Saturday evening, so for once she didn’t immediately start meditative a misfortune when she got a news warning about a teen shot and killed in a Shawnee neighborhood.

But when she got home to texts and calls from coaches and family friends of Gibbs, her heart sank. Gibbs had been one of her favorite students – a teen with a vast earthy participation who was desired by many in his propagandize and village for his munificence and caring.

“I satisfied how smart, how intelligent he was, so judicious and loyal,” Jones said. “I saw him be merciful to himself and other students…. we felt like there were moments where he’d concede me to see a opposite side of him.”

She pronounced she disturbed about his safety, and mostly his name was a initial to cocktail into her mind when she’d hear about a teen being shot in a city. Gibbs had mislaid a sister to gun assault a few years ago, she said. And she pronounced he’d been shot before, a small some-more than a year ago, though survived.

“Tyson had so most potential. we saw him operative toward recovering and guileless me adequate to be pure with me and share his fears, his sadness, his joys and hopes and dreams,” Jones said.

Jones pronounced Gibbs – whose nickname was Red – mostly struggled with assemblage in propagandize though had dreams of personification college football outward of Kentucky.

“He wanted to get out of his situation, though struggled with how to do it,” pronounced Jones, who also is partial of a group that responds to crises during area schools and offers grief and mental health support. “He wanted to find a approach to be successful in life that didn’t engage carrying to do anything bootleg and carrying to be disturbed about examination his back.”

Jones pronounced Waggener will feel a detriment of his participation when propagandize starts again in August.

“Red had people who desired him. He had a community, he had values, he had goodness about himself,” Jones said. “He was so special to me and so many other people.”

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