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Family hopeful for justice following first arrest made in Louisville father, Trinity Randolph's murder

Evan Ross was charged with facilitating the murder of 21-year-old Brandon Waddles, and his daughter Trinity Randolph.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One man has been charged with facilitating the murder of a Louisville father and his three-year-old daughter.

The Jefferson County Coroner's office confirmed 21-year-old Brandon Waddles and 3-year-old Trinity Rudolph were killed in a shooting in the Jacobs neighborhood Friday afternoon. Waddles was found dead at the scene, while Randolph was taken to Norton Children's Hospital where she later died.

According to his arrest citation, 28-year-old Evan Ross' car was seen on surveillance footage near the site of the shooting. Officers said Ross later admitted to his involvement in the double homicide during an interview with detectives Wednesday.

"Very happy that the detectives are working hard to solve this case fast," Randolph's grandfather Tyronn Howlett said. "Once the trial and everybody is held accountable, I think that’ll be better relief for us."

Randolph's and Waddles' deaths are two of about 100 homicides in Louisville this year. 

"I'm hoping that they actually make this a capital murder case and I feel like it should be an eye for an eye," Howlett said. "This 3-year-old child never did anything to anyone in life and I think someone needs to be held accountable at the highest level for this."

Lamont Washington with LMPD said the investigation is still "very much active."

Randolph's family said she was the perfect angel, saying she had a special light about her.

“It just breaks my heart to see my daughter cry, cry, cry – can’t sleep – cry and cry all night, screaming for her daughter and she has no business to feel that way,” her grandfather Tyronn Howlett said.

Rapper Master P announced he would pay for Randolph's funeral, working with community activist Christopher 2X's Game Changers organization.

"I will always do my part in Louisville and across the country to keep sounding the alarm bell on this problem," the rapper said. "The question becomes how 'loud' will we be for Trinity and other kids who are unfortunately in harm’s way of constant gunfire. Please do your part to 'Let The Kids Grow.'"

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Randolph's family.

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