3rd person arrested in murder of man found dead in creek

Updated: Apr. 14, 2017 at 11:14 AM EDT
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Michael Travis Schmidt (Source: LMDC)
Michael Travis Schmidt (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A third person has been charged with murder in the death of a man whose body was found in a creek in southwestern Jefferson County.

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According to an arrest slip, Michael Travis Schmidt, 21, and two other men assaulted the victim, Sean W. Shoemaker, also 21, and dumped him into a creek in the 5000 block of Woodridge Lake Boulevard causing his death. The incident happened on the afternoon of February 27.

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The other two suspects, LaQuan "Q" Owsley, 35, and Colton Bruce, 22, were arrested earlier this month.

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