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LMPD searches apartments for Kroger shooting suspect; JCPS buses affected

Surveillance photo of the three suspects in the shooting at Kroger on New Cut Road. Surveillance photo of the three suspects in the shooting at Kroger on New Cut Road.
Emergency crews on the scene of the shooting outside Kroger. Emergency crews on the scene of the shooting outside Kroger.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police are searching an apartment complex for a suspect in a shooting at a local Kroger store. As a result, JCPS students who live in the area will get home late from school.

The grocery stock manager of the Kroger on New Cut Road near 3rd Street Road was shot on the parking lot early Friday morning, according to Metro Police. He was trying to stop three people who left the store without paying for a shopping cart full of groceries, according to investigators. The manager's injuries are not considered life-threatening.

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Late Friday afternoon, a tip led police to the Yorktown South Apartments a few miles from the Kroger store where they searched for one of the suspects.

Students who live near the apartments and who ride JCPS buses 0259, 0028, 0171, 0338 and 1084 were taken to Auburndale Elementary School until their parents are able to pick them up or until the students can be safely dropped off at the bus stop.

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