x
Breaking News
More () »

Jeffersontown is “a city in mourning” one day after deadly Kroger shooting

The first report of the shooting came in at 2:54 p.m. and at 2:58 p.m. Bush was arrested outside the Kroger on Hurstbourne Parkway.

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – Jeffersontown Police and Mayor Bill Dieruf said Wednesday’s deadly Kroger shooting could have been worse. Chief of Police Sam Rogers said within minutes of the shooting being reported 51-year-old Gregory Bush was apprehended.

The first report of the shooting came in at 2:54 p.m. and at 2:58 p.m. Bush was arrested outside the Kroger on Hurstbourne Parkway.

RELATED: Accused Kroger shooter has history of violent crime

The police said they interviewed 120 witnesses at the scene.

Rogers said the evidence from inside the Kroger, which is a 116,000 square feet building, and the area outside the store is still being processed.

RELATED: Minutes before deadly Kroger shooting, suspect tried to enter historically black church

The police are looking into a tip claiming the accused shooter tried to gain access to a church, called First Baptist Church of Jeffersontown. Surveillance video did capture this, according to Rogers, and it happened minutes before the shooting, according to police.

VIDEO: Jeffersontown Police give update on deadly Kroger shooting

Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf

Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf said the public stepped up and pointed police, who arrived at the scene of the shooting, in the right direction to resolve the situation on Wednesday.

“Jeffersontown is a city we are proud of,” Dieruff said.

Rogers also reiterated that the citizens of Jeffersontown are great, and they support the police department.

RELATED:

Kroger shooting: 2 dead, 1 in custody as investigation continues

Suspect accused of deadly Kroger shooting held on $5M bond

Mayor Fischer on deadly Kroger shooting: “We are one city. One proudly diverse and welcoming city."

69-year-old man, 67-year-old woman killed during shooting at Stony Brook Kroger