David McAtee Wiki – David McAtee Bio
McAtee was known as a “community pillar,” said his mother, Odessa Riley. “He left a great legend behind. He was a good person. Everybody around him would say that,” she said. “My son didn’t hurt nobody. He didn’t do nothing to nobody.”
McAtee, 53, operated a barbecue business in one of the West End’s most popular corners, especially on the weekends. But those who knew the chef said he was known for cooking at various community events in the area’s nine neighborhoods.
“Mr. McAtee would help us with Californian Day for at least 15 years if not longer,” Greg Cotton, Jr., who lives in Middletown, said in an interview on Monday. “He was one of the ones who would donate all his time and all his food, everybody could just come up and take it and he wouldn’t charge because it was for the neighborhood.”
Riley was one of the hundreds who invaded the corner of 26th and Broadway on Monday, where Louisville police and National Guard staff were separating a “large crowd” that had gathered in the parking lot outside a Dino’s Food Mart, according to the police authorities.
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He was 53 years old.
David McAtee Shot Dead
Phylicia Ashley of WAVE 3 News reported that a large crowd has gathered on 26th and Broadway, where a man was shot dead after someone in the crowd shot at LMPD and National Guard officers. They returned fire, leaving David McAtee dead shortly after midnight. At 10:45 a.m. Monday, Ashley reported that McAtee’s body was still on the street.
“He didn’t hurt anybody, he didn’t deserve to be knocked down like he did,” said McAtee’s sister. “I don’t know what happened, but whatever happens here, my brother did nothing wrong. He was an innocent person and an innocent bystander. He didn’t deserve this at all.”
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McAtee’s sister also said the crowd that was gathered before the shooting wasn’t taking part in the protests that have packed Louisville city streets the last four nights. She said a group meets in that area every Sunday night for food and music, adding that her brother was helping serve food. McAtee owned Yaya’s BBQ Shack next door to Dino’s Food Mart.
Monday’s crowd has gathered to show its support for McAtee’s family. The group is urging peace, Ashley reported. The Rev. Charles Elliott was seen consoling a young man named Emannuel, who at the moment is helping lead the communication between the crowd and police.
“We need peace,” Emannuel said. “It seems like a lot of people that come out here … ready for war. I can’t let that happen. If I have to put myself in between that so that they don’t go to war, it’s what has to be done.”
McAtee’s mother and his nephew told The Courier Journal that he was known to feed the police as well. The two said he could give law enforcement offices free meals.