Police arrest suspect in teen's murder

By Maira Ansari

(LOUISVILLE) -- A man wanted in connection with the death of a 17-year-old Louisville boy has been arrested. Investigators say Jeffrey Flanigan shot and killed Curtis Lee Brown III on May 22nd. Brown's body was found on 35th street, just south of Broadway. He had been shot several times. WAVE 3's Maira Ansari reports.

Police arrested Flanigan, 22, just before midnight Tuesday. Officers found Flanigan hiding in an attic in a residence off Garland Avenue. He was wearing a bulletproof vest. Guns were found in the apartment, but Flanigan was not armed.

Lt. Barry Wilkerson told us Flanigan may have received tips that we were looking from him. He stated the vest was not for his protection against us but from others."

Police are still trying to figure out what led to the shooting. Lt. Wilkerson says Brown and Flanigan knew each other, but don't have a motive.

The victim's family just wants to know why he was killed.

"They are more or less are looking for answers why," said community activist and family spokesman Christopher 2X. "What caused a person to get so angry last Tuesday night and lash out against Curtis this way?"

Flanigan's arrest came just hours before his loved ones laid him to rest Wednesday afternoon. "She's lost her son," 2X said. "She had to bury him today, but not only that, this could be a potential loss to the other mother on the other side."

Flanigan already had an outstanding warrant when he was arrested, and faces several additional charges including murder and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Online Reporter: Maira Ansari

Online Producer: Michael Dever