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Victim of Oak Street shooting was one of 'Misidentified Four'

Tyrone Booker Jr., 21, was killed as the result of a shooting on Oak Street on Sunday. (Source: Todd Hoyer/WAVE 3 News) Tyrone Booker Jr., 21, was killed as the result of a shooting on Oak Street on Sunday. (Source: Todd Hoyer/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The man who was killed in a shooting on Oak Street on Sunday has been identified. 

Tyrone Booker Jr., 21, died of a gunshot wound to the back according to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Rita Taylor.

According to his friends, Booker was one of the "Misidentified Four," the four young men arrested in connection with the mob violence on the Big Four Bridge and downtown Louisville in March 2014. The charges were dropped against Booker and the other young men. They then filed a lawsuit claiming they had been wrongfully arrested and profiled. A $1.5 million settlement was reached. 

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Booker was shot around 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of East Oak Street, a dispatcher with MetroSafe said. Booker was taken to University of Louisville hospital and pronounced dead at 2:12 p.m., according to Taylor.

The Louisville Metro Police Department believes that the shooting happened outside, but is still looking for witnesses and evidence. 

"This is a very big scene so we're going to have to look and see where our shell casings are, that will help to give us an idea of where the shooting occurred, and also where the victim was struck," LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley said. 

Booker's loved ones planned a vigil at 7:30 at the site of the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LMPD Anonymous Tip Line at 574-LMPD.

Booker lived in the 1900 block of Peabody Lane. There is no word on funeral arrangements. 

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