Arrests made in 2 of 3 murders during violent week in Metro

Lt. Barry Wilkerson
Lt. Barry Wilkerson

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's been a busy week for Louisville Metro Police who have dealt with three murders since October 6 and two in just one day. Homicide detectives say they have made two arrests in two of the cases, but still need your help with the third.

Lieutenant Barry Wilkerson confirms that they arrested Roderick Thomas for shooting death of Cody Cantrell last week in the 1600 block of Cypress Street. Police say the murder stemmed from an argument between Cantrell and Thomas' families.

You may remember in February of this year police made two arrests in the murder of Cantrell's father. Police say his son's murder is not related.

On the same day Thomas was arrested, police say they also arrested Robert McDowell for shooting and killing 27-year-old Terry Jones at 29th and Muhammad Ali. The two were fighting over money Thursday afternoon when police say McDowell killed Jones.

Finally, LMPD is looking for your help finding who killed 19-year-old Carlos Beamon. He was found behind a home in the 200 block of South 43rd Street late Thursday night. Police say they do not know why he was in that area, but do believe his body had been there for some time.

There is no indication any of these cases are related and police say it's hard to understand why there have been so many in such a short time.

"The situation is very difficult to understand why these things happen or if they are cyclical. They run in cycles. I don't know. Obviously, one is too many," explains Lt. Wilkerson.

Police say before these incidents they went six weeks without a murder in the city. If you have any information about any of the cases, you're asked to call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD (5673).

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