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Arrest made after 2 killed in shooting inside Preston Highway restaurant

Calls came in around 8 p.m. on Thursday to the Roosters on the 7400 block of Preston Highway on reports of a shooting.
Published: Dec. 23, 2021 at 9:47 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 24, 2021 at 8:57 PM EST
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Calls came in around 8 p.m. to the 7400 block of Preston Highway at the Roosters on reports of...
Calls came in around 8 p.m. to the 7400 block of Preston Highway at the Roosters on reports of a shooting.(WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Police have made an arrest after two people were killed in a shooting at a crowded Okolona restaurant on Thursday night.

Charged with two counts of murder is 21-year-old Karson Reitz of Shepherdsville.

Calls came in around 8 p.m. to the 7400 block of Preston Highway at the Roosters on reports of a shooting, police confirmed.

LMPD Major Dave Allen said officers arrived and found two men who were shot.

One of the men was shot inside the restaurant and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other man who was shot was rushed to the hospital where he died.

The coroner’s office identified the two victims as Michael Miller, 48, and Bradley Cross, 51.

LMPD said the suspect was seen on security video displaying the firearm and discharging it, hitting the two victims. The suspect gave a statement to police admitting to the shooting.

“It’s horribly tragic anytime this happens, especially on a week like this,” Allen said. “The department itself has had a rough week, so for these officers to be back out here in something like this, and then working with family members, the homicide unit as well, it’s just a difficult time to see for anyone.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call LMPD’s anonymous tip line at (502) 574-LMPD (5673) or use the online crime tip portal.

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