Suspect charged with Saturday's Esquire Alley shooting


by C.J. Daniels and Drew Teague

Posted on March 15, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 17 at 6:53 AM

One dead in overnight shooting in 1000 block of Esquire Ally

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The coroner has identified the woman who was shot and killed inside an apartment at a complex near Downtown Louisville Saturday morning.

The coroner said 26-year-old Ashley Thomas died from a single gunshot wound in the 1000 block of Esquire Alley around 3:30 a.m.

Police said the victim was shot inside an apartment in the City View Park Apartments.

Another woman, police said, was grazed by a bullet and was taken to University Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Alicia Smiley said they have arrested Roy D. Stone, 21, in connection with the shooting and he is charged with murder, assault and wanton endangerment.

Homicide detectives learned of Stone's involvement during the course of their investigation, Smiley said, which remains ongoing.  

Police are asking the public to come forward with any information by calling the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.


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