One man is behind bars, and two men are on the run, for a double shooting that left a Madison County man dead overnight.
The Clark sheriff’s Department said Roy Combs was killed early Wednesday morning on Athens Boonesboro Road. Investigators said he had been shot.
On Monday afternoon Kentucky State Police arrested 46-year old Don Attaway for Murder. Troopers said Kirk A. Garrett, 47 years old of Richmond and Christopher W. Coleman, 35 years old of Richmond are both wanted in connection to the murder investigation. KSP said the men may be driving a 2002 Black Toyota pick-up, and are considered armed and dangerous.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Department said during the crime another man was also hit in the leg with a bird shot from a shotgun. From the Clark County Detention Center, Roy’s sister, Sonia Combs, said she had an idea of what happened.
“As far as I know it was a setup. They took him down there to kill him,” said Sonia. She said she heard that there was some sort of a fight, possibly over a girl, that led to Roy’s murder.
“Just mad at the situation. Like, why was he there? Why they did it? What would cause someone to do such a horrible thing to somebody?” asked Sonia.
While Roy’s family waits for arrests, they’re focused on saying goodbye. They spent Wednesday celebrating what would have been Roy’s 26th birthday.
With pictures, balloons, and plenty of friends and family it was a somber get together in Richmond.
“We’d be celebrating his birthday today,” said Roy’s father, Roy Combs Sr. Instead, “We are planning a funeral,” said Roy’s sister, Virginia Combs.
For Roy’s family the painful reality is setting in. The man they loved and called the family protector, who was known best by his childhood nickname “Hooch,” was killed early Wednesday morning.
“I just feel so much hurt and pain, anger. Because of the way he died,” said Roy Sr.
“He was murdered this morning. He was shot in the head,” said Virginia, as she sobbed.
Family said that the news of an arrest brought relief, but they hope all of the suspects are caught.
“There’s some evil people in this world, but they will all pay at the end,” said Roy Sr.
Still, justice won’t bring back Roy, so family spent his birthday writing messages on balloons and saying goodbye to the man who will be missed.
If you have any information in this case, you’re asked to call Kentucky State Police.