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Victim of latest homicide was once a murder suspect

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Police gather evidence at the homicide scene in the death of Steve Bledsoe Jr., on July 15, 2013 in the 3600 block of Greenwood Ave. Police gather evidence at the homicide scene in the death of Steve Bledsoe Jr., on July 15, 2013 in the 3600 block of Greenwood Ave.
Steve Bledsoe Jr. (Source: LMDC) Steve Bledsoe Jr. (Source: LMDC)
Crime tape marks the scene in the death of Steve Bledsoe Jr., on July 15, 2013 in the 3600 block of Greenwood Ave. Crime tape marks the scene in the death of Steve Bledsoe Jr., on July 15, 2013 in the 3600 block of Greenwood Ave.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The victim in the city's latest homicide had murder complicity charges against him dropped in December, according to court documents gathered by WAVE 3 News.

The body of 24-year-old Steve Bledsoe Jr. was found shot numerous times just after 11 p.m. Monday in the 3600 block of Greenwood Ave., near a car.

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According to court records, Bledsoe was the suspected getaway driver in the Nov. 28, 2009 shooting death of Joseph McNealy on S. 19th St.

Charges were dropped against Bledsoe when co-defendant Marcus Crook took a plea agreement following a hung jury on a manslaughter charge.

A metro police spokesman declined to comment if that case could be related to the shooting death of Bledsoe but told WAVE 3 that homicide detectives are familiar with the history and it will be looked into.

Bledsoe has a lengthy criminal history consisting otherwise of drug-related and trespassing charges. He was due in court later this month on charges of probation violation.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Police have not made any arrests nor released any suspect information. They are trying to get tips from neighbors who saw or heard anything.

Anyone with information concerning the shooting is asked to call the anonymous tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

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