The latest on Louisville’s 2023 homicides

The first three days of the new year were marked by several killings — adding to the toll the city has experienced since an uptick in homicides began in 2020.

More than 100 homicides were reported in Louisville in each of the past three years. The city’s first homicide of 2023 was reported on the first night of the year. On the second day of January, two other men were shot to death.

In 2022, Louisville Metro Police investigated 160 homicides, with other Jefferson County police departments investigating a handful of homicides as well.

LMPD and other departments have investigated 11 homicides so far in 2023.

The Courier Journal tracks homicides reported by LMPD and other local departments to memorialize victims, follow the cases and keep the public informed. Below is a list of homicides the police have reported, with additional information about the cases and the response.

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1 dead after shooting on Baxter Avenue

A man is dead following a shooting on Baxter Avenue on the evening of Jan. 15, police said.

LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said police were dispatched to the 500 block of Baxter Avenue at around 5 pm Officers found a man there who had been shot.

He was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital where he later died.

He has not yet been identified.

Mitchell said all suspects in the case have been identified.

14-year-old killed on Brentwood Avenue

A 14-year-old boy was killed in a shooting on Brentwood Avenue on Jan. 15, according to a report from LMPD.

Officers were called to the 900 block of Brentwood Avenue at around 3 pm on the report of a shooting, LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said. The boy received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has not yet been identified.

Mitchell said officials have suspects in the case, but did not offer additional details.

Two dead on Vermont Avenue

Two adult males died after suffering gunshot wounds after police responded to a report of a shooting Tuesday evening, according to Aaron Ellis, a spokesperson for LMPD.

Officers located the two men in the 3100 block of Vermont Ave., and one was pronounced dead on the scene, Ellis said. The other man was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he “succumbed from his injuries shortly after arriving,” according to police.

A juvenile on the scene was taken to the university hospital as well, and Ellis said their injuries appeared non-life-threatening.

Detectives are canvassing the area, police said. There are no suspects at this time.

Adult female found dead on Sale Avenue

An adult female was found dead on the scene after suffering gunshot wounds just after midnight on Sunday morning on the 1400 block of Sale Avenue, according to Aaron Ellis, a spokesperson for LMPD.

The Louisville Metro Police Department was responding to gunfire elsewhere, and as they were doing so, a ShotSpotter and call for shooting came in, Ellis said. ShotSpotter is a gunshot detection program.

There are currently no suspects, police said.

Fatal shooting in Taylor Berry

A woman was shot and killed shortly after midnight Jan. 8 in the Taylor Berry neighborhood, LMPD officials said.

Officers heard gunfire while on patrol and soon responded to the shooting in the 1400 block of Sale Avenue. There, they found a woman who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman has not been identified, and police have not named any suspects.

Mitchell Eddings

A man was killed in a shooting just before 1 am Jan. 6 in Parkland, according to LMPD>

LMPD officers responded to the shooting in the 1000 block of S. 26th Street, according to department spokesperson Aaron Ellis. A man who had been shot was found inside a vehicle at the scene, where he was pronounced dead.

The man who was killed was identified by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office later that morning as 69-year-old Mitchell Eddings.

No suspects have been named.

Paul A. Turner

Louisville’s sixth homicide of the year was reported on Jan. 3 following a shooting in southwestern Louisville.

Third Division officers responded to a call about a shooting at about 4:45 pm, according to department spokesperson Aaron Ellis, in the 8300 block of Arnoldtown Road. A man who had been shot was found on the scene – he was taken by EMS to the University of Louisville Hospital, Ellis said, where he was later pronounced dead.

LMPD’s homicide unit is investigating and Ellis said all parties involved have been accounted for.

The man who was killed was later identified by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office as 42-year-old Paul A. Turner.

Jeremiah Buckner

First Division officers responded to a call about a shooting at about 1:20 pm that Tuesday near Esquire Alley and Roy Wilkins Avenue. At the scene they found an adult man who had been shot and was pronounced dead on site, according to LMPD spokesperson Aaron Ellis.

The department’s homicide unit is investigating and no suspects have been publicly identified.

The man who was killed was later identified by the Jefferson County Coroner’s office as 42-year-old Jeremiah Buckner.

Overnight homicide in Parkland

LMPD officers are investigating a homicide that took place in the early morning hours of Jan. 3, the fourth fatal shooting of the year in Louisville.

Second Division officers responded to the call in the 2700 block of W. Kentucky Street at about 2 am, according to department spokesperson Aaron Ellis, where they found an adult woman who had been shot. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

LMPD’s homicide unit is investigating. No suspects have been arrested.

The woman who was killed has not yet been identified.

Dorion Tisby

A man died Jan. 2 after being found shot about 12:05 am in the 400 block of East Oak Street in Shelby Park. LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell said 4th Division officers found the man severely injured after responding to a call and he was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital in critical condition.

Mitchell said shortly after 10 am that the man had died.

There are no suspects, Mitchell said.

The man who was killed was later identified as 24-year-old Dorion Tisby.

Man shot to death near the Highlands

A man was found shot in the early morning of Jan. 2, and he later succumbed to his injuries.

LMPD officers responded to the 1600 block of Beechwood Avenue at 1:30 am, where they found a man who had been shot. He was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he later died, police said.

No suspects have been identified, according to LMPD. The man’s identity has not been released by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

Reginals Speight

Louisville’s first homicide of the year was reported on the first night of the year.

Second Division LMPD officers responded to a report of a shooting at 9:15 pm Jan. 1 in the 1800 block of W. Gaulbert Avenue, Mitchell said. Officers on the scene found a man who had been shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene and later identified by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office as Reginald Speight, 28.

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This article originally appeared on the Louisville Courier Journal: Louisville’s 2023 homicides: Updates on cases, victims and arrests

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