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Louisville Man Indicted For Murder In Shooting Deaths Of 2 African-Americans

Posted at 1:42 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 18:52:43-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — The man accused of fatally shooting two African-Americans at a Louisville grocery has been indicted for their murders.

The indictment was read in court Wednesday. Gregory Bush, 51, of Louisville was indicted in the deaths of Maurice E. Stallard and Vicki Lee Jones. He is charged with two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

Stallard was in the store with his grandson when he was shot in the back of the head, police say. Officials say Bush then shot Stallard several more times before killing Jones in the parking lot.

Witnesses say that Bush also confronted a white bystander who had a gun but allegedly said: “Don’t shoot me. I won’t shoot you. Whites don’t shoot whites.”

Surveillance cameras appeared to show Bush at the door of the First Baptist Church of Jeffersontown minutes before going to Kroger. The church is a predominantly African-American church.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney office says the charges could carry 20 to 50 or life sentences. The death penalty is also still in play.