Louisville suffered record-setting levels of violence inand as shootings and homicides continue to impact the city inThe Courier Journal is tracking each fatal incident to better understand violence in the city and memorialize the victims. Homicides include those investigated by Louisville Metro Police as well as other Jefferson County law enforcement agencies.
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All victims were from Louisville, unless otherwise noted. This list is preliminary, and the of homicides can change as authorities investigate the circumstances of each case, determining whether the slaying was criminal, justified, accidental or suicide. The Courier Journal has excluded cases deemed accidents, suicides, fatal overdoses or hit-and-run deaths.
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Ways to help: These organizations are working to stop gun violence in Louisville. A man died Aug. First Division officers found the man, described as in his "early to mid-thirties," unresponsive and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, LMPD spokeswoman Beth Ruoff said. Trenton L. Jones, 28, was shot in Russell before succumbing to his injuries at the hospital Aug.
When officers arrived, they located Jones. Officers were called to a reported shooting in the block of Lyons Avenue about p. Both died at the scene.
More coverage: Two killed, including child, in Sunday shooting in southwest Louisville, police say. Harris, 20, of Madisonville, on July 14,and charged him with murder in connection with Robinson's death, according to a citation. Harris and other unnamed co-defendants were in a stolen vehicle just after a. The group exited the vehicle and "began a brutal assault" of Robinson, who tried to flee but was ultimately struck multiple times by gunfire, the arrest citation says.
Harris fled the scene in the stolen vehicle, which was recovered two days later, according to LMPD. Harris was identified as the suspect through surveillance footage and interviews, the citation says.
Court records show Harris is also the defendant in a pending complicity to murder case stemming from a fatal shooting last November that left year-old Robert Seibert dead by Sixth Street and River Road. This story has been updated to correct an earlier version that said Robinson died this year. He died July 2, Coverage: Vigil in Jefferson Square Park will honor downtown shooting victim.
Jaylen Davis, 24, died early Aug. Officers responded to a reported shooting at 15th Street and Lee Street about a. He was taken to a hospital but died from his injuries, Mitchell said. A man was killed and a woman injured in a shooting on Mildred Drive on Aug. Officers responded to a reported shooting in the block of Mildred Drive after 9 a. Saturday and found the pair in a vehicle, according to Shively Police spokesman Patrick Allen. Smith died at the scene, Allen said.
A woman in the passenger seat, believed to be in her 70s, had "non-life-threatening injuries. Shively Police detectives are investigating, and anyone with information is asked to call the department at or SPD. Eighth Division officers responded about a. Third Division officers responded to the reported shooting about a. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Dalton Morrow II died Aug. Police were called to a reported shooting in the block of Utah Avenue at about a.
He died at the scene, Smiley said. It was one of four shootings reported overnight in Louisville on that Sunday. Another man was taken to a hospital in "serious condition" from one of the other shootings, LMPD said. Stephon Garner, 37, died Aug. Fourth Division officers responded to the reported shooting in the Wilder Park neighborhood just after a. Coretta Hale, 26, was arrested the same day after she returned to the scene about a. I shot him," according to an arrest citation. A witness described seeing Hale shoot Garner multiple times and leave the parking lot in a Buick, and that the suspect was wearing a red Circle K shirt with black pants, the citation says.
Detectives obtained surveillance video from the scene and saw a female matching the suspect's description walk over to Garner before the shooting and then leave in a maroon Buick, the citation adds.
Hale did not have the alleged murder weapon in her possession when she turned herself in to poice, according to the citation. A year-old deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was shot and killed early Thursday morning while working off-duty at a Shively car lot in what officials called an ambush. Brandon Shirley, who worked in the department's court security division, was shot at Rockford Lane Auto Sales at approximately a.
Keep reading: Off-duty sheriff's deputy was killed in 'sickening' ambush, Louisville police say. Derrick Robinson II died at a hospital after an early morning shooting Aug. Robinson, 29, was found in the block of Bardstown Road with multiple gunshot wounds at about 4 a. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition and died there.
A year-old boy was also shot, but sustained "non-life-threatening injuries," according to LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell. Police were dispatched to the block of Cecil Avenue about p. Linear and the boy were both transported to the hospital, where Linear was pronounced dead "a short time later," Mitchell said. A man, 28, and woman, 18, were found shot in St. Matthews on July 18 at 11 p. Matthews police said.
Officers found the two in the block of Breckenridge Lane, near the Jamestown at St. Matthews Apartments. The man, identified by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office as Shamone Haggard, was pronounced deceased at the scene and the women was transported to University of Louisville Hospital. Police say she has non-life-threatening injuries.
A man "possibly in his 40s" was found dead in the Okolona neighborhood on July 18, Louisville police said.
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Officers were sent to the block of Preston Highway at about p. A teenage boy was shot July 27 in the Shawnee neighborhood. He was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on July Louisville Metro Police responded to the shooting just after 11 p. Main Street. They asked that anyone with information call the anonymous tip line at LMPD. John Patrick Brasher died July 27 after he was found shot about a. Sixth Division officers found the man after responding to the reported shooting on Bronner Circle, just off Breckenridge Lane.
Rayshawn Anderson died July 26 after he was stabbed the night near downtown at Jackson and Jefferson streets. He was 37 years old and pronounced dead in the morning at University of Louisville Hospital, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, which said Anderson was stabbed around p. LMPD said "all parties are ed for" and the Jefferson Commonwealth Attorney's Office is "being consulted to determine whether charges will be applicable. He was 28 years old and living in Louisville after also residing in Jeffersonville, Indiana, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.
Officers responded about 1 p. Webb was transported to the hospital where he succumbed just before 2 p.
Webb's family told WLKY he was a father of three and that they have been told Webb bumped Deshields with his forklift, causing the two to exchange words before Deshields shot his coworker. Both men worked at a material handling systems company. Michelle Moore, 16, was shot and critically injured in the early morning July 22 in the Shawnee neighborhood, according to Louisville Metro Police.
More: Here's how Louisville police are responding after teens shot hours apart in same block.
LMPD said it has not been determined whether the shooting the night before is connected. There are no suspects. A man and woman were found dead July 13 after officers responded to a reported shooting at a Bashford Manor apartment complex. Sixth Division officers found the man and woman "obviously deceased on scene" about 6 p.
The causes of death given by the coroner were gunshots wounds. Chelsea Lynch, 28, of Louisville, was fatally shot and died on the scene in the Portland neighborhood July 9, according to Louisville Metro Police.
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At about 7 p. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office later identified the victim as Eric Greer, 36, of Louisville, and said he had "confronted someone on the street who was damaging his car when he was shot" in the head. A man died after a reported shooting in the block of Baxter Avenue in the early hours of July 4, Louisville Metro Police said.