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Suspect charged with murder, kidnapping in Liberty Court shooting

Anton Anderson (Source: LMDC) Anton Anderson (Source: LMDC)
Robert Jackson (Source: Family photo) Robert Jackson (Source: Family photo)
Louisville Metro police investigate at the scene of the shooting. (Source: Rick Miller, WAVE 3 News) Louisville Metro police investigate at the scene of the shooting. (Source: Rick Miller, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police have arrested a man on charges of murder, kidnapping and robbery in connection to a fatal shooting in downtown Louisville on Tuesday.

Anton Anderson, 30, is accused of killing Robert Jackson, 26, who was shot multiple times early Tuesday near the Beecher Terrace housing complex.

A spokeswoman for the Louisville Metro Police Department said Anderson is accused of robbing Jackson at gunpoint at Jackson's home on North 38th Street. Police say Anderson then forced Jackson into a vehicle and drove him to the 1000 block of Liberty Court where he was shot.

Jackson was taken to University of Louisville Hospital where he died at 3:35 a.m. March 3. His death was the 21st homicide of the year for the city, well ahead of last year's pace.

Anderson was taken into custody on March 4 is being held at Metro Corrections in lieu of $150,000. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday.

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