WADDY, Ky. — A man has been arrested after an investigation into a murder in Shelby County.
Police have charged 39-year-old Brian Myers with murder after investigating the death of 53-year-old William Riddell.
Around 4 a.m. on Feb. 20, officers responded to a home in the 400 block of Bardstown Trail on a reported shooting. When they arrived, they found a man lying outside. That man was taken to Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville and was later released.
When deputies entered the home, they found William Riddell, who was pronounced dead on the scene. Kentucky State Police confirmed on Thursday that Riddell was shot and killed.
"The autopsy was conducted today in Louisville at the medical examiner's office, and we can now say for sure that the cause of death was a gunshot wound," Trooper Bernie Napier said.
During the course of the investigation into Riddell's death, detectives were able to establish Brian Myers as a suspect. Troopers found Myers on Bluegrass Parkway and arrested him during a traffic stop.
"While attempting to locate him, troopers from Post 12 here in Frankfort were able to locate him and conduct a traffic stop on him and that stop went fine, no incident," Napier said.
Myers has been charged with murder and has been lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center.
Napier said Riddell and Myers were "not strangers," though the extent of their relationship is not known.
The case is still under investigation.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story listed Myers' age as 41.