Steven Zapata's wife was found dead Thursday inside their PRP apartment. (Source: Illinois Department of Corrections)
Andre Mayes was found shot to death Thursday near Quail Chase Golf Course. (Source: LMDC)
Gregory Sawyers was set to testify in a federal murder case when he was found dead at Broadway and Clay early Saturday morning. (Source: LMDC)
Dennis Holland was found shot to death near Churchill Downs on Sunday. (Source: LMDC)
Officers taped off a crime scene in the early hours of Monday morning in the 800 block of W. Oak Street near Dixie Highway.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police have "all hands on deck" in their efforts to solve six homicides that happened over a four-day period in the city, according to Lt. Todd Kessinger of the LMPD Homicide Unit during a Monday morning news conference. Kessinger said arrests have been made in only two of the homicides.
Steven Zapata, 53, was arrested in Springfield, TN Friday night for the murder of his wife, 62-year-old Tondelia Zapata. She was found dead inside the couple's Pleasure Ridge Park apartment Thursday afternoon.
Andre Mayes, 32, of Louisville was found dead of gunshot wounds Thursday after a woman saw a pair of legs sticking out of a wooded area at Brook Bend Way and Leisure Lane near Quail Chase Golf Course. Police said they have leads in this case but have made no arrests.
Gregory Sawyers, 34, was found dead early Saturday morning in the middle of the intersection of Broadway and Clay. The coroner said Sawyers had been shot multiple times. Sawyers was a witness set to testify in the federal case against Ricky Kelly. Kelly is charged with the murder of Laquante Jackson in federal court. At one point, Kelly had been indicted for assaulting Sawyers. Police said they also are following leads in this case.
Dennis Holland, 31, was found shot to death in an alley next to a gas station near Churchill Downs on Sunday. Holland was pronounced dead at the scene behind the Valero gas station on Taylor Boulevard and Central Avenue. Police have questioned several people, but no persons of interest have been identified in the case.
Christopher Colbert, 33, was found suffering from gunshot wounds just after midnight Monday in the 1800 block of W. Oak Street near Dixie Highway and Simmons University. He died a short time later at University of Louisville Hospital.
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