Suspect in Westport Road murder arrested; victim identified

Suspect in Westport Road murder arrested; victim identified
Shilo Thomas Joseph

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Surveillance video has helped Louisville Metro police make an arrest in a weekend murder which detectives say happened during a home invasion.

The murder happened Oct. 13 in the 9400 block of Westport Road. Around 6:15 p.m., officers found Antonio Starks, 30, of Louisville, outside an apartment building. It was originally thought Starks had been shot. An autopsy later determined he died from a stab wound.

An arrest warrant charges Shilo Thomas Joseph, 36, with one count each of murder and burglary. LMPD detectives say Joseph kicked in the door of Starks' apartment, who was the new boyfriend of Joseph’s former girlfriend.

After the men went outside, the warrant says Joseph pulled a knife and stabbed Starks in the chest. Joseph was recorded on surveillance video arriving and leaving the scene.

Joseph is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $250,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office says the cause of Starks death is pending an investigation.

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