After burying their 26-year-old son Dominique Fels in February, the question that Carl and Latonya Fels want answered is who killed him.”I don’t have anything; I’m lost out of this world right now,” said Carl Fels.In the early morning hours of Jan. 31, Carl said he got a call that his son was shot in the 2900 block of Fern Valley Road.”Only thing that I can see is the tents up and my son laying on the ground,” he told WLKY.He says since then, they’re still in the dark about what happened. But just like that morning, crime tape and police cars have been more frequent in 2021 compared to the last several years.According to LMPD, there were a total of 16 criminal homicides in January and February of 2020. This year during the same time, the numbers nearly doubled to 31 homicides.”I feel for those parents who lose their children because I never thought I would have to bury my child, but I thought my child was going to bury me and that was a hurtful thing having to watch my child in that casket,” said Latonya Fels, Dominique’s mother.Police haven’t made an arrest in Fels’ case. His parents hope by speaking out and showing the face of a father of four, it prompts someone to come forward.”My biggest fear is that this is going to be another murder that’s going to be unsolved,” said Fels.Fels says his worst nightmare is not being able to give his son’s four kids the closure they, and their entire family, need.”I lost a friend and a son. A best friend and a son and the only thing I want is justice for my son,” he said.Police said out of the 31 criminal homicides this year, investigators have closed 12 of those cases.

After burying their 26-year-old son Dominique Fels in February, the question that Carl and Latonya Fels want answered is who killed him.

“I don’t have anything; I’m lost out of this world right now,” said Carl Fels.

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In the early morning hours of Jan. 31, Carl said he got a call that his son was shot in the 2900 block of Fern Valley Road.

“Only thing that I can see is the tents up and my son laying on the ground,” he told WLKY.

He says since then, they’re still in the dark about what happened. But just like that morning, crime tape and police cars have been more frequent in 2021 compared to the last several years.

According to LMPD, there were a total of 16 criminal homicides in January and February of 2020. This year during the same time, the numbers nearly doubled to 31 homicides.

“I feel for those parents who lose their children because I never thought I would have to bury my child, but I thought my child was going to bury me and that was a hurtful thing having to watch my child in that casket,” said Latonya Fels, Dominique’s mother.

Police haven’t made an arrest in Fels’ case. His parents hope by speaking out and showing the face of a father of four, it prompts someone to come forward.

“My biggest fear is that this is going to be another murder that’s going to be unsolved,” said Fels.

Fels says his worst nightmare is not being able to give his son’s four kids the closure they, and their entire family, need.

“I lost a friend and a son. A best friend and a son and the only thing I want is justice for my son,” he said.

Police said out of the 31 criminal homicides this year, investigators have closed 12 of those cases.

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