Ethiopian man in Louisville, Kentucky named Zemenfes Tekle found shot to death in his bedroom

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An immigrant from Ethiopia who moved to the United States to live the American dream was shot and killed while he slept early Tuesday morning in Louisville's Chickasaw neighborhood, police and the victim's boss said.

Louisville Metro police officers were called to a home in the 1000 block of Cecil Avenue about 3 a.m. on Tuesday where they found the body of Zemenfes Tekle, 33.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jack Arnold said.

Tekle's loved ones said he was sleeping in his bed when someone opened fire on the house. Bullets went through a wall - one striking Tekle in the head. At least five holes from five bullets that penetrated the house were visible.

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