The mother of football player UIndy wants answers on his murder – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana weather
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – It’s been just over a month since University of Indianapolis junior Koebe Clopton was fatally shot on the east side of town.
Her mother, Nadia Clopton, said she felt left in the dark. “No one ever reached out to me and said, ‘Hey, I’m sorry for your loss. That’s what happened.”
She said the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detective in charge of her son’s case was difficult to reach and that she just wanted to know more about the moments leading up to his death.
“I’m not doing well, and I’m still not doing well because I finally had a detective who doesn’t communicate.” It’s been 30 days, and I’ve spoken to him twice on the phone. Twice. I text him all the time. I call him all the time, and he texts me when he feels like texting me, ”Clopton said.
IMPD Public Affairs Unit Officer Genae Cook told News 8 the detective was as responsive as possible. She said active leads remained in this case and sharing too much information could disrupt the investigation.
Clopton said his disappointment came from the very beginning.
Clopton lives in Northwest Indiana. She said she asked her sister, who lives in Indianapolis, to keep her posted.
“They sent my sister a photo. She must have identified it through a photo, so she must have sent it to me, which was very heartbreaking, very disturbing, ”Clopton said.
The reason her son was killed is something Clopton said she will never understand. She said Koebe sang in church and had been an honor student since kindergarten.
“I really wish he had never been there,” Clopton said.
When News 8 spoke to Koebe’s friends in September after his death, one of them told us that being in Indianapolis was his dream. He said he just wanted to make his family proud by playing football in college.
“He came to Indianapolis to get away from Hammond, and he was successful until his junior year, he was almost there,” said Koebe’s friend Hershell Taylor Jr.
Clopton’s mother said her son was selling shoes on the side to earn extra money and she believes it might have something to do with his death. So far, police have not said if this is the case.