Robbery suspect charged with murdering accomplice

Updated: Mar. 28, 2017 at 9:15 AM EDT
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Melvin Simpson (Source: LMDC)
Melvin Simpson (Source: LMDC)
The shooting happened in the 200 block of West Oak Street. (Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News)
The shooting happened in the 200 block of West Oak Street. (Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The victim of a weekend homicide was a robbery suspect who was shot and killed by an accomplice, police said.

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Melvin Raymond Chandler Simpson, 27, was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with murder in the death of Treshawn Glass.

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According to Simpson's arrest report, he, Glass and a third person were robbing a man Saturday night in the 200 block of West Oak Street when a physical altercation occurred. Police said it escalated and Glass was shot and killed.

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Simpson is also charged with first-degree robbery, terroristic threatening and violating and EPO. Bond is set at $500,000.

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