Friend remembers murder victim Markia Kendall, police looking for killer

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Huntsville Police got a call around two on Sunday morning about a shooting on Norwood Drive.

They found 32-year-old Markia Antwon Kendall shot in his home. Emergency crews pronounced him dead on the scene.

Officers used a K-9 unit to try to find a suspect, but couldn’t locate anyone. Thursday, after meeting a friend of Markia's, we learned those closest to Kendall are still searching for answers.

"He was a good man, you know what I'm saying? He was always willing to help people out, he was always willing to try to take care of making sure you got what you needed."

Since Sunday, Ando Photography owner Robert Jacobs as been reflecting a lot on 'Kia,' a friend he's known since his teenage years. He's heard much about what people say happened to the father of 3.

"The son saw at least the first shot," Jacobs says. "He told me in graphic detail, 'They shot my daddy in the side.' They said next, the kids were taken by knife point down the hall and at that point, that's when he was actually killed."

Jacobs says despite talk that 3 to 5 individuals were involved in the killing, there are still no leads.

Children have lost their father and Jacobs lost a confidant.

"We would talk about man stuff, kid stuff, family stuff, just the whole nine yards. That was like -- that was my partner, the person that I could go to when I couldn't talk to nobody else," Jacobs says. "It hurt me so bad to see that they did him like that because he was too good of a person to be done like that."

If you have any information on the killing of Markia Kendall, you're urged to call Huntsville Police at 256-722-7100.

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