Businessman puts up $5K reward to find woman's killer

Stephanie Fletcher (Source: Adrienne Fletcher Saddler)
Stephanie Fletcher (Source: Adrienne Fletcher Saddler)

Louisville, KY - By Shayla Reaves - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville business has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the shooting death of a woman killed over the weekend. It happened near the intersection of 32nd and Grand Avenue in Louisville's West End early on the morning of July 25.

Police say the victim, 30-year old Stephanie Fletcher, was in a pickup truck with a friend when someone opened fire, hitting both women several times. The pair made it to LMPD's Second Division substation, where Fletcher later died from her injuries.

Adrienne Fletcher Saddler described the impact of her daughter's death.

"I can't believe they took my child, when she didn't do anything," Sadler said. "But by the grace of God she got baptized in January and now she's dead."

Police were still looking for suspects and do not have a motive.

Now Martin Goldsmith, a local businessman, is putting up the $5,000 reward money for information leading to an arrest. Martin is also helping pay for the costs of Fletcher's funeral.

"A senseless act of violence, it's horrible," Martin Goldsmith said. "I've seen the effects first hand of what it can do to a family."

Goldsmith says he is named after his uncle, Marty Goldsmith, who was gunned down at a family business in 1974. His killer has never been found.

Goldsmith described the Fletcher family as longtime customers, most recently at USA Check Cashing at the intersection of 9th and Broadway.

Saddler called the company's assistance "a blessing."

"I can't thank them enough," Saddler said.

Stephanie Fletcher's services are scheduled for Friday July 30, 2010 at St. Stephen Church. Visitation was set for 10 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact LMPD crime tipline at 574-LMPD.

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