4 arrested in shooting death of Bardstown teen

Published: May. 15, 2017 at 10:48 AM EDT|Updated: May. 16, 2017 at 1:55 PM EDT
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Alexis Paige Gribbins (Source: Nelson Co. jail)
Alexis Paige Gribbins (Source: Nelson Co. jail)
Shelmontay Jemare Adams (Source: Nelson Co. jail)
Shelmontay Jemare Adams (Source: Nelson Co. jail)
Torique Shawne Griffin (Source: Nelson Co. jail)
Torique Shawne Griffin (Source: Nelson Co. jail)
Damion Paul Murphy (Source: Nelson Co. jail)
Damion Paul Murphy (Source: Nelson Co. jail)

BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - The family of a Bardstown teen who was shot and killed believe he was set up.

The victim was identified as Cameron Wess Williamson, 17.

Around 12:30 Monday morning, a man and a woman picked up Williamson, according to Bardstown police. They drove to the back parking lot of a strip mall that is close to Williamson's home. Things then took a horrible turn.

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"Two separate individuals opened the door on the car and fired one shot into the car and ran from the area," Bardstown Police Chief Steve Uram said.

The people in the car with Cameron drove to a nearby FiveStar service station on Stephen Foster Avenue, where an employee called 911. Williamson was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Detectives geared their investigation on the people who were with Williamson, which led to the two other suspects.

"Those interviews led to information that took the investigators early this morning down to Taylor County to the Campbellsville, Lebanon area," Uram said.

The Taylor County suspects were arrested along with the man and the woman who were in the car with Williamson. The four people charged in Williamson's death are Alexis Paige Gribbins, Shelmontay Jemare Adams, Torique Shawne Griffin and Damion Paul Murphy.

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Williamson's mother said she doesn't know why anyone would kill her son. She said she was grateful to spend Mother's Day with him.

Williamson was a junior at Bardstown High School. Grief counselors were on hand at the school on Monday. Williamson loved basketball, karate, and he was an older brother.

"Me and him been through a lot together," Williamson's younger brother Anthony Bartley said. "No matter where he went, I went. He's always there for me."

Williamson's aunt said her family is in shock and are now trying to plan his funeral.

"He was a good kid, full of life, always smiling," Williamson's aunt Amanda Bartley said. "He was a kid and someone took it in their own hands and took him away from us."

Police have not released details about the motive for the killing.

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