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Louisville man wanted for murder found over a month later during traffic stop

A Kentucky State Police traffic stop led to the arrest of a 29-year-old man with a murder charge in Jefferson County.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville man was driving down an interstate in Henry County when he was pulled over by Kentucky State Police for a traffic violation. Shortly thereafter, the trooper discovered the driver was wanted for murder.

On Oct. 2 at around 1:30 a.m., a KSP trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2012 Dodge Challenger on I-71 in Henry County, according to a KSP press release.

The KSP trooper identified the driver of the vehicle as 29-year-old Alex Foster from Louisville. Foster had two active warrants in Jefferson County: Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon and Murder, officials say.

Around 11 p.m. on Aug. 28, 25-year-old Shadarrian Youngblood was shot multiple times in the 1700 block of W. Broadway in Louisville, Kentucky. He later died from his injuries at the hospital.

According to court documents, Foster was already a convicted felon when he was illegally in possession of the firearm he allegedly used to shoot Youngblood over a month ago.

In addition to these previous charges, the release says Foster is now charged with several new offenses, including: 

  • Speeding 15 mph Over the Limit
  • No Registration Plates
  • Theft of Identity of Another Without Consent
  • Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Substances
  • Failure to Wear Seat Belts
  • Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operator License

Officials say Foster was arrested and spent the next day at the Oldham County Detention Center. He's expected in court Oct. 3.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 5, according to the release.

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