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Police speak about arrests in cold case

Troya Sheckles (Source: WAVE 3 Archives) Troya Sheckles (Source: WAVE 3 Archives)
Lt. Barry Wilkerson Lt. Barry Wilkerson

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The family of a Louisville woman shot in a busy park two years ago says they finally feel some relief now that two people have been arrested. Steven Pettway and DeJuan Hammond were arrested earlier this week for killing Troya Sheckles.

Louisville Metro Police said they still find it hard to believe that no one had any information about who walked up and killed Sheckles in a crowded park in broad daylight. Despite the lack of help from the public, police say detectives persisted and, "earlier this week Steven Pettway and DeJuan Hammond were indicted on the murder for Troya Sheckles," says LMPD Lt. Barry Wilkerson.

At the time she was killed, Sheckles was scheduled to testify against Lloyd Hammond who is charged with murdering her boyfriend. One of the men in jail, DeJuan Hammond, is Lloyd's brother.

DeJuan Hammond and Pettway have been in jail since June, when police say they shot a woman in the head while breaking into her home. It's a sign police say of just how dangerous these men are.

"That's why the detectives were very persistent in trying to get enough info to get these individuals off the street," Wilkerson said.

Sheckles'  family have been waiting patiently for this day and police say they are going to do what they can to bring them justice.

Police say Pettway was a juvenile at the time of Sheckles murder, which was another reason it took time to get an indictment for him in the case. Police said they are still interviewing people involved and there could be even more arrests.

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