Brothers charged with murder in connection to TARC bus shooting

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by WHAS11/PRESS RELEASE

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 7 at 10:13 AM

(WHAS11) -- Officials say that two suspects have been arrested in connection to a TARC bus shooting that happened on July 23 at Bardstown Road and Goldsmith Lane.

The U.S. Marshals Service Western District of Kentucky Fugitive Task Force in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service Southern Indiana Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 22-year-old Jeffrey Kingdon, and 20-year-old Martin Keehn Jr., who are being sought for complicity in the daylight murder of a high school student shot to death on a TARC bus on July 23. 

Kingdon and Keehn were located and arrested at a location in Indianapolis, Ind. at 8 p.m. of Aug. 6.The two were taken into custody without incident.

Kingdon and Keehn were indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on July 27 for the shooting of 17-year-old Rico Cortez Jr.. Robinson died of a gunshot wound to the head while on a TARC bus.

Police say Keehn and Kingdon are brothers. They are charged with murder.

After hearing of the arrests, Rico Robinson's mother released a statement on Monday that said, “I'm glad they are facing justice.  It's a bittersweet situation."

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