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Coroner identifies man, woman killed in shooting at Louisville gas station parking lot

LMPD officers responded to a reported shooting around 7 p.m. Saturday, in the 4200 Block of Poplar Level Road.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) responded to a shooting in the 4200 block of Poplar Level Road Saturday night, according to department spokesperson Alicia Smiley. 

Officers got to the Speedway parking lot around 7 p.m. and located two adults with gunshot wounds. A man was pronounced dead at the scene and a woman was taken to University Hospital in critical condition, LMPD said. 

Smiley later said the woman died at the hospital.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified the two people as 31-year-old Jimmy Spruill and 23-year-old Brooke Smith-Bess.

At the time of the shooting, Smiley could not identify a possible relationship between the two people.

Saturday afternoon, LMPD said that police have arrested Dakari O. Deener, from Chicago, and charged him with murder.

Earlier that evening police announced they were investigating a shooting involving a child. Officers found a boy with multiple gunshot wounds after responding to a shooting call Saturday around 4:30 p.m. in the 100 block of West Kentucky Street near Dr. W. J. Hodge St. 

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