LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A Lexington mother, still grieving the 2018 death of her son, said chatter in the community about who’s responsible is loud and clear. But, the people who need to come forward and tell the police, have not.
Her son, 32-year-old Christopher Snow, was shot and killed near the intersection of 4th Street and Ohio in July of 2018. Every year on Snow’s birthday, his mother Shawnda Snow organizes a memorial walk. This year, on what would have been Christopher’s 36th birthday, Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers and ONE Lexington’s Devine Carama will join in.
“I just want them to know that, as family, as a mother, it’s important to speak up to my son,” Snow said.
Snow wears her son’s ashes in a pendant around her neck, his favorite saying across a hooded sweatshirt, and has stayed involved with detectives trying to close his case.
“We know who he is,” Snow said. “The chatter is very loud in the community. If that one person would come about and have the courage to put away this villain for this unjustified homicide, yeah, we know who you are.”
Lexington Police detectives said the case has grown stagnant. While people may know who did it, those people aren’t communicating that with the police.
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“We do know there are people in the community who know, know what happened, who killed him,” said Det. Anthony Delimpo. “And they can come forward and stay completely anonymous,” Delimpo said people may be reluctant to come forward thinking they may be called to court if their tip leads to an arrest. He said Kentucky statutes forbid that from happening when you submit your anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.
If you know anything about the murder of Christopher Snow, call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 253-2020 or go online to p3tips.com. You could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward for your information.
The memorial walk steps off Friday at 5:30 from the Lyric Theatre.