Weekend deadly shooting suspect faces judge

By Matt McCutcheon - e-mail | bio

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – We're learning new information about a weekend shooting that left one person dead and another badly injured.

A suspect has been arrested, and as WAVE 3 uncovered, this isn't his first time behind bars, but these are his most serious charges to date.

Crime scene tape and flashing lights made for a terrifying scene at 3:00 Saturday morning, January 8, 2011 in the Jeffersontown area; a stunning site for neighbors living close-by.

"I'm scared to death. Scared to death," said neighbor Carole Miles.

Two victims were each shot twice. 27-year-old Kristen Redmon died from her injuries, while Dajuan Best fights to recover.

They were sitting in a car in the parking lot of the Breckenridge Plaza Shopping Center.

"I can't believe this happened so close to where we live. My daughter is 18 months old. I don't want her to be in danger. Not at all," Miles said.

Neighbors can rest a little easier:  police arrested a suspect yesterday.  37-year-old Kewan Hackett faces murder and attempted murder charges.

Court documents say a witness came forward, who saw Hackett carrying a shotgun.  Documents also claim that Hackett also apparently bragged about the crime to others.

Thursday, January 13, 2011 he was formally arraigned on those charges.  He'll likely be behind bars for sometime:  bond was set at a quarter of a million dollars.

His past record shows two separate and still pending cases of theft and unlawful taking.  Those date back to 2010 and 2003.

He'll be back in court on the murder charges later this month

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