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Louisville marks one-year anniversary of fatal shootings at Kroger

Posted at 6:36 AM, Oct 24, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Thursday marks one year since two people were shot dead at the Stony Brook Kroger store in Jeffersontown. The suspect is facing federal and state charges.

Maurice Stallard was shot inside of the store, while Vicki Lee Jones was shot in the parking lot. Stallard's grandson even witnessed his death.

Gregory Bush was arrested just moments after pulling out of the store’s parking lot.

Prosecutors say the motive was race. Bush is white and both Stallard and Jones were black.

Bush is charged with federal hate crime and gun charges, along with state charges of murder and wanton endangerment. If convicted, he faces life in prison and possibly the death penalty.

Stallard's family has filed a lawsuit against Kroger.

Wednesday night, a day-long discussion on preventing hateful violence was held at the University of Louisville. With the panel meeting just before the anniversary, the Kroger shooting was relevant to the talks.