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David McAtee, the owner of YaYa’s barbecue in West Louisville, was shot dead by law enforcement officers Monday morning, an incident that is now being investigated by state and local police. McAtee was known as a “pillar of the community,” said his mother, Odessa Riley. “He left a great legend behind. He was a good person. Everyone around him would say that,” he said. “My son didn’t hurt anyone. He didn’t do anything to anyone.”
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 California Day for at least 15 years, if not more,” Greg Cotton, Jr., who lives in Middletown, said Monday in an interview. “He was one of those who donated all his time and all his food, everyone could come and take it and he would not 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.
David McAtee Age
David McAtee Was 53 years old.
David McAtee Shot & Killed
Phylicia Ashley from WAVE 3 News reported that a large crowd gathered at 26th Street 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.”
David McAtee Family Statement
McAtee’s sister also said that the crowd that had gathered before the shooting was not participating in protests that have flooded the streets of the city of Louisville for the past 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 grill next to Dino’s Food Mart. Monday’s crowd has gathered to show their support for the McAtee family. The group is urging peace, Ashley reported. The Rev. Charles Elliott was seen comforting a young man named Emannuel, who is currently helping direct communication between the crowd and the police.
“We need peace,” Emanuel 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 nephew told The Courier Journal that he was also known for feeding the police. The two said they could give free meals to police offices.