2nd man arrested in November business robbery

Published: Dec. 17, 2015 at 5:19 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 24, 2015 at 5:19 PM EST
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Jerrell Shorter, Jr. (Source: LMDC)
Jerrell Shorter, Jr. (Source: LMDC)
Fabian D. Ralston (Source: LMDC)
Fabian D. Ralston (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro police have charged a man with complicity to robbery for his role in an armed holdup of a business.

Jerrell Shorter, Jr., 18, of Louisville, was arrested at his home on December 16.

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Shorter is accused of taking part in the November 27 armed robbery of a tattoo shop in the 4300 of Fegenbush Lane. His arrest report says Shorter did not have a gun, but his accomplice, Fabian D. Ralston, did.

Metro police say Shorter acted as the lookout during the robbery in which a cell phone and $250 in cash was taken. After being given his rights, Shorter gave police a statement admitting to being with Ralston at the business.

During his arrest police found Shorter with a concealed .45 caliber Ruger handgun. He told officers it was given to him by a friend on the streets.

Bond for Shorter was set at $50,000 cash during his arraignment on December 17. He will be back in court December 28.

Ralston, 23, was arrested on December 4 and remains at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $15,000 bond.

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