Eastern Kentucky native shot and killed in Michigan, police investigating

Published: Nov. 16, 2018 at 2:21 PM EST
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Kevin Johnson would have been 43 years old this Christmas Eve before someone shot and took his life in Michigan.

"Kevin, he enjoyed baseball, basketball, football, he loved to watch Nascar," said Bradley Johnson, Kevin's half-brother. "He loved his boys more than anything in the world."

are searching for several persons of interest after the deadly shooting. It happened at 2:30 a.m. Thursday at a trailer in Flowerfield Township. Kevin was pronounced dead at the scene.

"It was always about family with Kevin, always," said Bradley.

The brothers grew up in a little holler called Jack's Creek, tucked away in Wheelwright in Floyd County. Much of them moved away, but distance never truly separates loved ones.

"There's 500 miles that separate us. When we would go down he would make a big deal out of everything and want to have cookouts and just celebrate the time we would have together," Bradley reminisced.

Eventually, Kevin got a job as a truck driver, based near where Bradley lived in Indiana.

"He was based close to here and he would stop by here and come and see us," said Bradley. "And talk with us and just enjoy some time while we had it."

Family members said Kevin would always go back home for his kids and his dogs.

"He loved his pitbulls, he absolutely did," Bradley remembered. "That was just Kevin, yeah, you couldn't hardly catch him in a bad mood. He always had a smile on his face."

A neighbor heard Kevin's semi-truck pull up to the trailer and heard yelling before the shooting happened. No arrests have been made at this time, but police said they have had run-ins before with the people they think are involved.