Arrest made after Wednesday's Beecher Terrace shooting

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 12 at 7:27 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- One man has been arrested after the shooting death of a man at the Beecher Terrace Apartments.

John Purcell was shot to death in the doorway of his girlfriend's apartment on 13th Street Wednesday afternoon.

Police said Charles Hill is now in custody but is not charged with murder.

According to the police report, Hill was at Beecher Terrace and found Purcell suffering from a gunshot wound. Apparently, Hill admitted to investigators that he took a shotgun from Purcell as he lay dying and hid the weapon. The report states Hill intended to retrieve the weapon at a later time so he could sell the shotgun.

Hill is charged with tampering with physical evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

 

 

 

 

 

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