Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:09 PM
It's been nearly a week since Joe Randolph was shot and killed at his Lexington home, and police are still looking for the shooter. Meanwhile, Randolph's classmates from 30 years ago are doing their part to help investigators. They've raised money for a reward.
In 1983, Joe Randolph was known in high school as "the rebel."
"What we remember of Joe is just a happy go lucky person," says Toni Spivey, his classmate.
Thirty years later, those same classmates from the black and white yearbook photos are wondering: who killed their dear friend?
"I was very privileged to have ever known him. And I loved him. And I miss him," says another classmate.
January 7, the 48 year-old was shot in the head at his Lexington home on Simpson avenue. He died at UK Hospital. Police haven't arrested anyone. Randolph's Nicholas County High School class wanted to do something, so they started a fund, hoping reward money will convince someone to tell police what they know, and help solve the case.
"We all agree, we couldn't think of any better way than to put our money into that, and our efforts as well," Spivey says.
When Randolph's family heard about the plan, to say they were appreciative is an understatement.
"I just... I just hope somebody is out there listening, who knows something, because man, this is rough," says Joe's brother, Jeff Randolph, through tears.
They pray they don't have to go another week not knowing what happened to Joe.
"I just want it to be over with," he says.
So far, the class has raised 500 dollars. You can donate to the Joe Randolph memorial fund at any Whittaker Bank. If you have any information about his murder, call Lexington Police.