Memphis father murdered on vacation

Michael Bouie / Photo courtesy of his family
Michael Bouie / Photo courtesy of his family
Michael Bouie was found on the sidewalk near this apartment complex.
Michael Bouie was found on the sidewalk near this apartment complex.

(WMC-TV) - Police are investigating the murder of a Memphis man in Kentucky.

Michael Bouie was killed early Tuesday morning in Paducah, Kentucky, where he was visiting family.

He was found on the sidewalk between an apartment building and parking lot. Police say he had been shot several times.

Bouie was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"His sister said she found him and held him in her arms. Now we are praying police catch who did this. He has two sons back in Memphis. My son was a good boy. He loved his music. We miss him so much," said Bouie's mother, Chejuana Chase.

Paducah police officers are interviewing residents of the nearby apartment complex but no information about a possible suspect is being released.

Friends of Michael Bouie have set up a fund for funeral expenses and his two young sons.

Donations can be made to the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Post Office Box 2831, Paducah Kentucky 42003.

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