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44News Exclusive: Mother of 15-Year-Old Murder Victim Speaks Out

15-year-old Corban Henry was gunned down in the middle of the road while riding a moped with a friend. The killer is still on the run.

Posted: Aug 17, 2020 10:19 PM
Updated: Aug 18, 2020 12:01 PM

"There are no words for what I can say about how I feel right now, he was my heart and soul," says Nancy Henry. Nancy's 15-year-old son Corban Henry was gunned down late Saturday night.

Nancy has been flooded with emotions. The mother of three was just blocks away when learning the news her middle child Corban had been killed.

"It's crazy... I literally lost all control of all body functions that night," Nancy explained.

Around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night, Owensboro Police responded to a shots-fired call in the 1400 block of W. 5th Street.

When officers arrived, they found Corban on the ground with a single gunshot wound to the back.

"They wouldn't even let me see my son," Corban's mother said. "I still haven't got to hold him or tell him bye and he's already gone."

44News obtained cell phone video of the crime scene just moments after the cold-blooded murder took place.

"There isn't one person who met him who didn't love him," Nancy said.

According to Corban's family, the teenager was on the back of a moped when bystanders heard at least five gunshots ring out.

"He rode three blocks holding on - I guess his friend didn't know he got shot, he was just trying to get away from the shooting," Nancy explained. "He felt Corban lean on him and he wrecked, Corban was dead then."

The driver of that moped, an unidentified juvenile, was taken to the hospital after being grazed by one of the bullets. He's expected to survive.

Investigators say no arrests have been made, and that they do not have a suspect or a motive for the shooting.

"It is extremely important that the person who did this get locked up," says Nancy Henry.

Anyone with any information is asked to immediately contact the Owensboro Police Department at 270-687-8888.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to support Corban's family pay for funeral expenses during their trying time.

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