LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – "I think it was a sense of relief for the community."
Shoppers said the Kroger murder arrest puts them at ease. Where parents shopped with their children Saturday, they recalled extra police patrols and security guards at Kroger's doors.
"Not knowing who it was and why it happened, you don't want to be out," said shopper Sara Waggoner.
"You think it's a safe place and then something like this happens," added Ericka Seward, a regular customer.
St. Matthews Police said 18-year-old Aaron Cross was involved in the city's first murder in two years. Jack Combs, 34, was shot once in the chest walking to his car out back after work in November. Police said cross was planning to rob his co-worker.
Cops said Cross was a suspect early in the investigation. A piece of evidence they wouldn't name tied him to the murder Friday. When police went to arrest him, Cross was already at Metro Corrections, held in an unrelated case.
"I felt good knowing people were still on the case, it was still active, they were looking out," said Seward.
"It's good. I'm glad they found somebody if that's who did it, obviously we want to get him off the streets and find out why this happened."
Police said the investigation is not over and a $30,000 reward for information is still active.