Police charge teen in Grand Avenue homicide

The house at 2724 Grand Avenue was the scene of the shooting
The house at 2724 Grand Avenue was the scene of the shooting
Jesse Williams, the murder victim (Source: LMDC)
Jesse Williams, the murder victim (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro Police have charged a 17-year-old boy in connection with the murder of a man Tuesday morning in the Parkland neighborhood.

The shooting, which happened around 9:30 a.m. on July 17 at 2724 Grand Avenue, killed Jesse Williams, 21, and wounded a woman in the home.

According to Dwight Mitchell, a LMPD spokesperson, the teen was arrested Tuesday evening. Mitchell said the teen, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, and tampering with physical evidence.

Metro police said the juvenile was the person officers were involved in a foot chase with shortly after the shooting.

The woman wounded was taken to University Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the leg. Her injury is said to be non-life threatening.

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