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Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010 2:15 pm | Updated: 2:23 pm, Mon Oct 11, 2010.

Someone shot a 38-year-old man in front of his family member’s Oak Street home Saturday afternoon. Emergency workers found him with no pulse in the backyard where he collapsed.

Police believe the murder resulted from a failed drug deal. They identified a suspect Sunday evening but have not arrested anyone as of this morning.

The victim, Cory C. Trice, of Kenwood Drive, was pronounced dead at Jennie Stuart Medical Center later Saturday. He suffered two or three gunshot wounds, but it’s hard to tell whether one wound came from an entrance or exit, said Detective Chuck Inman, of the Hopkinsville Police Department.

Officials at the Kentucky State Police lab in Madisonville are conducting an autopsy on his body today.

Officers found two 9 mm shells at the scene, Detective Ben Walden said.

A witness said he saw a Chevrolet S-10 pickup drive up and stop, then heard the shots fired shortly thereafter. A neighbor, Doris Stepp, called 911 to report it at 4:30 p.m.

Officers taped off the area around three Oak Street houses Saturday. Large crowds assembled in the street, crying and shouting Trice’s nickname, Big Ike.

Detectives held a suspect in custody for about four hours Saturday while they investigated leads, but they released him after determining he wasn’t the shooter, Inman said.

Inman said investigators haven’t confirmed that the shooting followed a drug deal, but he said Trice’s background supports that suspicion.

Court files show Trice was charged in 1998 with possession of cocaine and marijuana, but the court later dismissed the cocaine charge. In 2004 he was charged with trafficking in marijuana and had it amended to possession.

He was arrested earlier this year on a possession of marijuana charge, and that case is still pending in Christian District Court.

The most recent arrest report lists his occupation as “misc. factory.”

Police asked that anyone with information on the shooting call Crime Stoppers at 270-887-TIPS.

Staff Writer Charlie McIntosh contributed to this report.

Nick Tabor can be reached at 270-887-3231 or ntabor@kentuckynewera.com.

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  • 1666 posted at 12:07 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    1666 Posts: 38

    It's sad anytime anyone loses a family member and my prayers go out to both the family of the deceased as well as the family of the killer. What I don't hear anyone saying or discussing is why was Mr. Trice even allowed to Coach 8 yr. old children who just happen to be at a very impressionable time in their lives? I think that is one thing that makes his past relevant in this situation is that he was allowed extreme access to Children with an extreme history of drug abuse as well as trafficking. Perhaps the killer is one of the children who was led to drugs by the deceased. Who knows? I suppose it will come out at trial. I believe its wrong to take a Human life, no matter what the reason! As I have said before on here, there is no other Entity responsible for more Destruction, Suffering, and Death than the Human Mind! May God richly bless all involved in this horrible tragedy.

     
  • whatever posted at 4:48 pm on Wed, Oct 13, 2010.

    whatever Posts: 5

    well,well,well......seems like this seth kid has done hoptown a very good deed, its time the streets of this town gets cleaned up. trice was a drug dealer and everyone knows it.if we get rid of the pushers, then we get rid of the users. today this town is less one dealer and less one user. keep up the good work fella's...in time hoptown will be worth living here again and revenue in start coming in.

     
  • YeahBubba posted at 3:12 pm on Wed, Oct 13, 2010.

    YeahBubba Posts: 1

    People who dont know what they are talking about should shut up... if you want the law to do their job stop making up stories. Let time tell the story... It is not black or white thing at least not the crime.... Bubba had plenty of black friends and Ike messed with white people....Like the comment before Drug game has no rules.... even if it was the past they say the past will catch up with you... this is a prime example. As for the law yu people dont call them when you buy a sack of weed but run to them when someone gets killed. Hopkinsville is growing... yo need to understand that in bigger cities stuff like this happens all the time so with all do repect eat it!

     
  • PMonroe posted at 1:18 pm on Wed, Oct 13, 2010.

    PMonroe Posts: 1

    I do not see why the entire past has to be broadcasted for Corey. The article states "investigators haven't confirmed that a shooting followed a drug deal", if this has not been confirmed it should not be in the paper listed as a motive. To make it even worse, they even go on to describe problems he had in the past. Corey's family and friends are trying to grieve and remember him for the kind and loving person they knew. At this point, his past should not matter. The incidents happened years ago and people can change. The case that was pending shouldn't even be relevant at this point because it isn't like he is able to go to trial for it. They need to focus on obtaining evidence for this particular case. My prayers go out to my family who have endured such a loss, because I know it is an extremely difficult time.

     
  • lmccarley posted at 11:40 am on Wed, Oct 13, 2010.

    lmccarley Posts: 1

    It really is a shame how this young man has been portrayed in this paper this way he lost his life in a senseless act of violence and all we can read about him is about how he was a drug dealer. Its funny how he was a dealer and all I saw was posession charges I mean really what's that about. Ive know Ike for decades and all i can remember his his smile and kind words. So who gets to judge him ? I dont know maybe some police officer running for office at election time way to go dude thats how you lose votes. Or maybe ours dont count. I am so disappointed in the justice system of Christian County i always try to see both sides of every situation but . It is becoming increasingly more difficult to see any justice in our black communities. My heart goes out to this young man's family such a tragedy and he will never be forgotten!

     
  • SECRETLOVER posted at 8:16 pm on Tue, Oct 12, 2010.

    SECRETLOVER Posts: 1

    [crying]Sweetheart i know ur in Heaven with the one who Loves u the most and i can only accept and respect that, but i miss u soooo much.....6 years just wasnt long enough, i just wish i had had one more day, one more time to see ur face, just one last hug, or one last time to watch basketball with u...... although what we had was wrong, it didnt matter, what mattered is that we were always there for each other. I look at ur pictures all the time now, wondering why..... but GOD KNOWS BEST, and we cant pick the way we die.... even though life here is over, i know ur on a journey home, to GOD because u changed, and made peace with him.... he knew ur heart and was ready for u to come and join him n the land of milk and honey.... I LOVE U... and u will truly, truly be missed sweety.... and with that being said, im gonna play our song and drank some drank......Sleep Peacefully...

     
  • twingate0874 posted at 7:38 pm on Tue, Oct 12, 2010.

    twingate0874 Posts: 2

    I have known Corey all of my life. He was an exceptional person and will be missed! He was taken away from us violently and unjustly, and we have had to endure the garbage the Kentucky New Era has written about his past. Well write this, he was a loved man by those far and near, well respected, and will never be forgotten. That was our brother and we love him! R.I.P. Corey!

     
  • ThatManningDiva posted at 7:53 am on Tue, Oct 12, 2010.

    ThatManningDiva Posts: 1

    I don't understand why the article would even think that is something to do post the negative. We've lost a friend, son, uncle, cousin, father, a loved one. We know what he did and who he was and we loved him regardless. So what did that accomplish? If you really want to be about your journalistic duties, then you would have honored him with the good that he has done. Oh, you didn't know about the good.....you couldn't just lift that from a computer system and copy and paste. You know those crowds of people that were out there screaming his nickname...I'm sure they each could have told you something. Stop being lazy and do some real reporting instead of perpetuating the negative myth of the Black man. RIP Ike! We love and miss you.

    ebm (ThatManningDiva)

     
  • tnance posted at 12:31 am on Tue, Oct 12, 2010.

    tnance Posts: 1

    THIS IS A BLACK AND WHITE THING, DO YALL KNOW HOW MANY UNSOLVED BLACK MURDERS THERE ARE IN THIS TOWN VERSES WHITE? MY SONS FATHER GOT KILLED UNSOLVED, MY COUSIN UNSOLVED, THE BLACK QUARLES MAN ON WALNUT UNSOLVED, THE BLACK GIRL AT THE ROCK QUARRY UNSOLVED. THE LIST IS ENDLESS SO YOU DO THE MATH! I COULD KILL A WHITE PERSON AND EVERY COP IN TOWN WOULD BE OUT LOOKING FOR ME PLUS THE NATIONAL GUARD WE KNOW RACISM BETTER THAN YOU GUYS DO SO YOU GUYS REALLY CAN'T COMMENT, CAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW HOW IT FEELS! WE LOVED IKE AND SO WE ARE A COMMUNITY THAT IS HURT RIGHT NOW SO WE DON'T NEED ANY B*S* AT THIS POINT WE NEED THE KILLER EITHER DEAD OR BEHIND BARS IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER LIKE YOU PEOPLE WOULD SAY LETS GIT-R-DONE!!!!

     
  • Larinda6 posted at 8:46 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    Larinda6 Posts: 1

    It is really sad that the media and the police are more concerned about Corey's past than they are concerned about who took his life. No one cares about what he has done in the past because Every Saint has a past and Every Sinner has/had a Future. The bottom line is this stop concentrating on the negative and look at the positive because he touched so many lives. If this was a caucasian male that was MURDERED would you be reporting what he has done in 1998? The answer is NO without a doubt. I am deeply saddened and my deepest sympathy goes out to his family and children. Corey may be gone but never forgotten and he will truly be missed.

    Much Love

    Nicole R.

     
  • 874 posted at 7:28 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    874 Posts: 7

    To MsNuke: Very good point that you made. It shouldnt matter in this article what he had done in the past, his family deserves respect and privacy as to his past. All of that DOESNT MATTER NOW!!!!!! My deepest sympathy to the family.

     
  • jburse posted at 6:11 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    jburse Posts: 2

    I am deeply saddened, my prayers and heart goes out to the entire community, and especially his family and kids. I was privileged to know Trice and he always showed alot of love to me, and not just me but everybody he knew. Trice had a big heart for people, and thats one thing man can not judge, the heart of another man. Rise up and stay up community and draw strength from God and each other.

    Much Love,
    j-bird and fam

     
  • trish and kids posted at 4:12 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    trish and kids Posts: 4

    Don't nobody care to hear about his past.. It's about his family and friends loosing a good man!! And the most important thing is finding the killer that took him away from us!! WE LOVE YOU COREY TRICE GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!!
    LOVE TRISH AND KIDS~!!!

     
  • MsNuke posted at 4:04 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    MsNuke Posts: 2

    just wondering when rich liebies son died did the newspaper report all the bad things he had done in his young life or did Rich get the respect every grieving family deserves

     
  • frombabytowntolouisville posted at 4:03 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    frombabytowntolouisville Posts: 1

    Ike I am going to miss you like no other. You were always a good guy to your kids and to our family. I am praying for my little cousins to have strength and to continue to trust in God. I hate the fact that the paper always have to look at someone's past like they can not grow and learn from mistakes. I know one thing, Ike was did not bother anyone. He was cool with everyone and he knew the Lord. I know his soul is in heaven and he is shining down on us. Ike I love you and going to truely miss you.

     
  • MsNuke posted at 4:01 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    MsNuke Posts: 2

    its sad that the paper couldnt report on this mans death with~out bringing up his past ... if we looked into the reporters past what would we find that he was into in 1998 i mean really that seems a little UNFAIR, you failed to mention in your reporting that he WAS LOVED BY MANY , prayers for big ike and his family , those who knew him cannot be swayed by the negitivity they choose to report on his life

     
  • Kristal74 posted at 3:55 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    Kristal74 Posts: 1

    I would like to offer my condolences and my prayers to Cory's family. I went through school with Cory as well as was able to be his friend through our adult years. Corey worked for me through several temp jobs and all I can say is that he was an exceptional man. Cory may have made some bad choices in his life but Cory always thought about his kids and wanted to make sure that he provided for his family. None of us are without sin in our life and have no right to cast stones. The news will always eport things in a negative light and then question why society has gotten so bad. Has society really gotten as bad as the media would have us believe?
    I wish the best for the friends and family of Cory. When God closes one door he will always open another and Cory will never be gone. He will live through each and everyperson that he ever touched with his life and when you look into the eyes of Cory's kids it will be as if you are looking into the eyes of Cory. God Bless

     
  • newshound posted at 3:34 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    newshound Posts: 8

    Why is everything in this town...drug related...if they can't find out who did it..it's a drug deal gone bad...everything people in this community do and then goes bad, was involving drugs according to the police..someone takes a stroll out at night, he's selling drugs...goes running down the street, he's running from a drug deal...goes to the hospital, first thing they ask you..do you use street drugs?.it's sad...my prayers are with the family..

     
  • packerwood3 posted at 3:07 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    packerwood3 Posts: 282

    I agree with the past. His family shouldn't have to read about history. I felt the same way when they did that to Jimmy S. He was a good man and from the posts, this man was too. We all make mistakes and if anyone is perfect please let me know where to see you. I think the only perfect person was hung on the cross. I hope they find the killer and put him away for ever. What this mans past is doesn't give anyone the right to take his life. No one has that right. I pray for the family but more so the children in this. There are lessons to learn here but this is not the time or place to express them. God bless you all!!!
    ike's-girl if I said anything to make matters worse I apologize. I just don't think the race card is the important thing here. It is the children and families effected.

     
  • elisec3909 posted at 2:27 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    elisec3909 Posts: 4

    I WOULD LIKE TO PRAY FOR THE FAMILY OF CORY. LIFE IS TO SHORT FOR ALL OF THE MADNESS. Marylin hold your head up and keep going. I know that right now it may seem hard but God never gives you more than you can handle.

     
  • ike's-girl posted at 1:30 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    ike's-girl Posts: 4

    All my prayers go out to his wounderful children and friends and family he was and still is my dude..ike u will truly truly be missed but kept alive..Love u[crying]

     
  • ike's-girl posted at 1:26 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    ike's-girl Posts: 4

    ALL my prays go out to his wounderful children and family and friend he was an still my dude and he will truly truly be missed and kept alive........[crying]

     
  • ike's-girl posted at 12:54 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    ike's-girl Posts: 4

    u right im just so mad and hurt i just cant rest until they find the killer man that dude was a good man reguardless of what anyone say an i dont think it was a drug deal gone bad at all..anyone who new him got along he never tried to get over on noone he was sweet an got along with everyone an i mean everyone so please please if anyone know something please call please i'm beggin u......

     
  • thumbsucker posted at 12:48 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    thumbsucker Posts: 5

    It really isnt a black thing nor a white thing. It is a people thing. His is past is just that. HIS PAST. This man has children that are of age that will read this article. They probably dont want to hear of their fathers past. They probably would like to hear that the killer is in custody. I truly hope the community will embrace the children and pray for them. To the entire family, You all are in my prayers. To the mother of the children embrace each your children as well as each other. You all need each other now more than ever. Im praying for each of you.

     
  • packerwood3 posted at 12:38 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    packerwood3 Posts: 282

    Yeah like Jimmy Simdon? He was murdered by a black male 6 to 8 months ago and still no arrest. So the race card don't work. That is a very uneducated assessment of this. White or black doesn't play a part in this and that was a stupid remark.

     
  • ike's-girl posted at 12:15 pm on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    ike's-girl Posts: 4

    the police is worried about all the wrong things reguardless of his past which has nothing to do wit nothing everyone makes mistakes...but if it was a white man they would of done found the killer

     
  • mmcknight posted at 11:24 am on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    mmcknight Posts: 3

    Our hearts are very sadden by this tragedy and we will miss you very much. Our prayers and love are with the family. May god strenghten you in this time of your loss. Remember god knows best and he makes no mistakes. LOVE YA

     
  • ladydkj posted at 12:26 am on Mon, Oct 11, 2010.

    ladydkj Posts: 1

    I want to give my condolences out to the family,and may god bless the family.

     
  • Big Nerd posted at 6:56 pm on Sun, Oct 10, 2010.

    Big Nerd Posts: 1

    "Big Ike" My prayer goes out to the family. Rest in Peace homie, you will be truely missed.

     
  • toneloc68 posted at 12:07 pm on Sun, Oct 10, 2010.

    toneloc68 Posts: 1

    BIG IKE YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY PARNER AND MY FRIEND REST IN PEACE FROM ALL OF US UP HERE IN DA O'BORO CHICK, KERRI, AND SOLOMON. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY.

     
  • mrsjackson posted at 1:55 am on Sun, Oct 10, 2010.

    mrsjackson Posts: 8

    BIG IKE U KNOW I GOT LOVE FOR U. U WAS MY ACE

     
  • mrsjackson posted at 1:25 am on Sun, Oct 10, 2010.

    mrsjackson Posts: 8

    "BIG IKE" I WILL SEE YOU WHEN I GET THERE

     
  • mrsjackson posted at 1:24 am on Sun, Oct 10, 2010.

    mrsjackson Posts: 8

    YOUR IN MY PRAYERS

     
  • trish and kids posted at 11:40 pm on Sat, Oct 9, 2010.

    trish and kids Posts: 4

    WE LOVE YOU IKE!! THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AND CHILDREN!! YOU WILL BE DEARLY MISSED!!
    LOVE ALWAYS, TRISH, LIL JERICHO, JAMYESS

     
  • rich1980 posted at 10:24 pm on Sat, Oct 9, 2010.

    rich1980 Posts: 1

    prayers go out to the family!