Beecher Terrace shooting is city's 92nd homicide

Beecher Terrace shooting makes Louisville's 92nd homicide
(Source: Sharon Yoo/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Sharon Yoo/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro Police Department officers responded to the 400 block of West Court at the Beecher Terrace housing complex on Sunday afternoon. They discovered the city's 92nd homicide of the year.

"When officers arrived, they located a black male in the courtyard that had been shot," LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said.

That man was pronounced dead at the scene, shortly after the shooting that happened around 3 p.m. As homicide investigators looked into what exactly led to the shooting, neighbors like Ebboni Johnson watched.

"It's very sad, I think being a black person in America, this is what happens to us constantly," Johnson said.

Ten months into the year, Louisville is at 92 homicides - which are spread out all over the metro. Johnson says Louisville isn't the only city hurting.

"I think it's just been a violent year everywhere, not just in the city that I love," she said.

Johnson says she doesn't know the victim personally, but his death hits close to home.

"I have four brothers and having to have my mom come out here…," Johnson said, trailing off shaking her head. "It's just like cold blood. He didn't have anything on him, I've seen his physical body. I don't know, it just shakes you up."

"I wish it was a law that we could pass that everybody just love one another, but that's not the case unfortunately," Mitchell said. "We have to deal with such tragedy as this."

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the LMPD Anonymous Tip Line at 574-LMPD.

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