Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Police make arrest in deadly Louisville Kroger shooting

Police make arrest in deadly Louisville Kroger shooting

The man who is charged with the murder of two people in a Kentucky grocery store had a violent past, and possibly had racial motives behind the killings, according to WAVE-TV in Louisville. "[The shooter] said, 'Don't shoot me, I won't shoot you, ' he's like, 'Whites don't kill whites'". Rogers told reporters Thursday that Bush was seen on surveillance footage attempting to break into the First Baptist Church of Jeffersontown just minutes before the attack.

Bush was arrested and charged in 2003 for following a 15-year-old girl into the bathroom of a movie theater and putting his hands around her waist.

Jeffersontown Police Chief Sam Rogers says a city employee tipped off police when he saw the photo of 51-year-old Gregory Bush that authorities released after Wednesday's shooting. He then saw the gunman walk "nonchalantly" with his gun by his side.

Ed Harrell said that he called out to ask the man what was going on as he left the store and he replied: 'Don't shoot me. "Whites don't shoot whites".

Bystander video shows a white man in a distinctive neon-yellow shirt trying to get away.

The female victim was identified as Vicki Lee Jones, described by her nephew Keith Gunn as a "warm and giving" person with two sons and multiple grandchildren.

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Stallard is father of Kellie Watson, who serves in the mayor's office as his chief racial equity officer.

The mayor shared his outrage Thursday over what he called an "epidemic of gun violence" that "hit close to home". "Whites don't shoot whites", Harrell said Bush told him before driving off.

The suspect, identified as Gregory Alan Bush, was confronted by an armed man in the parking lot, which is how investigators soon learned about the alleged motivation behind the shootings.

Drew Butler said he was shopping in the store when he heard multiple shots.

Bush had a history of mental problems, WDRB reported, citing court records. A judge ordered him to comply with mental health treatment and prohibited Bush from possessing firearms for two years.

He stated that he ran to help the woman, but realized when he tried to perform CPR on her that it was too late. "I'm just thankful that all of our doors and security was in place". Despite an eyewitness claims to the contrary, police investigating the double homicide have said there was no immediate evidence that the shooting in suburban Louisville was race-related, according to the Associated Press.

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