Mother, coroner ID Dumesnil homicide victim

Teen victim of latest Louisville homicide

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- As police investigate the city’s latest homicide, one family is grieving the loss of their young family member.

A woman at the scene of the homicide told WHAS11 the victim is her son, 18-year-old Jericho Moore. On Thursday, June 8, the Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Jericho Moore. 

Police were called to the alley behind the 2700 block of Dumesnil around noon Wednesday, June 7. They said a neighbor called to report an abandoned car; however, the investigation quickly turned more serious, after police found a body only feet away.

Officers said inside the vehicle they found traces of blood and bullet holes, and not far from that the body of a young man who had been shot to death.

The man's body was in the backyard of a vacant home. Police believe the man's death is somehow connected to the abandoned vehicle.

Some neighbors said they heard gunshots overnight but police report they aren't sure what time it happened or even if the shooting happened in that location. 

As the investigation continues, police are asking for the community’s help. If you have any information you are encouraged to call 574-LMPD. 

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