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Arrest made, victim identified in fatal Newburg neighborhood shooting

Police arrested Derrick Stover in connection to a shooting on Jefferson Blvd. at Poplar Level Rd. Wednesday.
Credit: WHAS11 Nick Goldring

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A man is charged with murder after shooting and killing 18-year-old Mario Marks in the Newburg neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. 

The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) said officers responded to the shooting on Jefferson Blvd. at Poplar Level Road around 4:30 p.m. Marks was found in a car suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He later died at University of Louisville Hospital. 

According to an arrest citation, a witness identified 21-year-old Derrick Stover as the gunman. The witness said Stover fired several shots from the backseat of a car and then fled the scene. 

LMPD detectives viewed surveillance videos and observed Stover flee in the direction of nearby Corinth Way. A police helicopter spotted Stover in a yard on the street as he entered a car. 

Police said the car was an Uber that Stover called from his residence.

Once the 21-year-old was apprehended, detectives contacted the owner of the residence, who is Stover's grandmother. She told detectives that he ran into the back of her house and stated that he was in a shootout. 

The arrest citation goes on to say that Stover threw away clothes and the gun used in the shooting at the home. 

Stover is charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and wanton endangerment.

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