2 men charged with murder after body found in Louisville creek

2 men charged with murder after body found in Louisville creek
Shoemaker's body was reported in Pond Creek, in the 5000 block of Woodridge Lake Boulevard. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Shoemaker's body was reported in Pond Creek, in the 5000 block of Woodridge Lake Boulevard. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
LaQuan D. Owsley (Source: LMDC)
LaQuan D. Owsley (Source: LMDC)
Colton Bruce (Source: LMDC)
Colton Bruce (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two men have been arrested in connection with a body found in a southwestern Louisville Metro creek.

LMPD's Homicide Unit arrested LaQuan "Q" Owsley, 35, and Colton Bruce, 22. In a post on their Facebook page, LMPD announced that Owsley and Bruce had been charged with the murder of Sean W. Shoemaker.

Shoemaker, 21, was found in a creek in the 5000 block of Woodridge Lake Boulevard around 4:40 p.m. February 27 by a passerby.

According to an LMPD arrest report, Owsley and Bruce assaulted Shoemaker, injuring him before dumping into the pond which resulted in his death.

LMPD said the case remains under investigation.

Homicide update: Colton Bruce, 23 y/o white male, was arrested and charged with Murder in regards to the Homicide...

Posted by Louisville Metro Police Department on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Colton Bruce was also wanted for a February robbery and a March burglary. Police said during the robbery he held a gun to a man's head, lead him to a garage, stripped him of his pants and shoes, and threatened to kill the victim. Bruce also admitted to stealing a truck and gun on March 1, according to a police report.

Bruce faces a slew of other charges including receiving stolen property, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence, and receiving stolen property.

Owsley also faces a number of charges including fleeing or evading police, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, wanton endangerment, and failure to signal. Owsley's other charges stem from his attempt to flee police Friday evening. In his attempt to flee, Owsley almost struck officers with his vehicle, according to police reports. He later jumped out of the vehicle and run away before he was caught. A gun was later found in his vehicle.

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