Arrest made in Beulah Church Road triple homicide, victims identified

Arrest made in Beulah Church Road triple homicide, victims identified
Michael Rhynes, 33, has been charged with three counts of murder. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - One man has been arrested in relation to a shooting in Fern Creek Friday night that killed three people.

Michael Rhynes, 33, has been charged with three counts of murder.

A shooting scene at a strip mall in Fern Creek.
A shooting scene at a strip mall in Fern Creek. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

Louisville Metro Police Department confirmed officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 7800 block of Beulah Church Road just before 11:30 p.m.

Officers said when they arrived they found three men who had been shot. Two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The third was rushed to University Hospital where he later died.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified all three victims.

William Scott Smallwood, 48, from Louisville, and Toreon Jermaine Hudson, 26, from Louisville, died due to injuries sustained from a gunshot wound on scene. Steven Matthew Head, 24, from Louisville died from a gunshot wound at University Hospital.

The Homicide Unit is continuing their investigation at this time.

Rhynes is booked at Louisville Metro Corrections and will appear in court on Monday, September 21.

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