homicide http://wfpl.org en Where Homicides Have Happened in Louisville in 2013 http://wfpl.org/post/where-homicides-have-happened-louisville-2013 <p></p><p>Last week, Louisville Metro Police officials gave the Metro Council an <a href="/post/louisville-metro-police-viper-unit-has-helped-reduce-violent-crime-first-year">update on the the VIPER Unit, </a>a new team created about a year ago to address the city's most violent persistent offenders.</p><p>Police officials told council members that the VIPER Unit has helped reduce violence. Murders are only one element of violence, but here's an update of how the city's homicide rate compares to last year.</p><p>In short: Things are about the same.</p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 6477 at http://wfpl.org Where Homicides Have Happened in Louisville in 2013 TARC Leader Responds to Bus Shooting http://wfpl.org/post/tarc-leader-responds-bus-shooting <p>The Transit Authority of River City is reacting to a brazen homicide that was committed on a bus this week.</p><p>According to the Jefferson County Coroner&#39;s office, 17-year-old Rico Robinson Jr., died Monday afternoon from a single gunshot to the head while riding a TARC bus.</p><p>TARC Executive Director Barry Barker released the following statement:</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:22:31 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1105 at http://wfpl.org TARC Leader Responds to Bus Shooting Suspects Sought in Churchill Downs Homicide http://wfpl.org/post/suspects-sought-churchill-downs-homicide <p>Louisville Metro Police say they have no suspects in their investigation into a Derby weekend homicide on the Churchill Downs backside.&nbsp;</p><p>The body of 48 year old Adan Fabian Perez was discovered early yesterday morning in a barn. Officials say he lived and worked on the backside as a groom.</p><p>LMPD homicide detective Lt. Barry Wilkerson says there are indications that Perez was involved in an altercation, but an autopsy today will determine the exact cause of death.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 16:15:42 +0000 Rick Howlett 146 at http://wfpl.org Suspects Sought in Churchill Downs Homicide Churchill Downs Homicide Victim Identified http://wfpl.org/post/churchill-downs-homicide-victim-identified <p>Louisville Metro Police continue their investigation into the death of a man whose body was found early today in a barn on the Churchill Downs backside.</p><p>He&rsquo;s been identified as 48 year old Adan Fabian Perez of Guatemala, who lived on the backside. A state racing officials tells the Courier-Journal that Perez was a groom at the track.</p><p>The death has been ruled a homicide. Police say Perez was apparently involved in an altercation, but an exact cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow.</p> Sun, 06 May 2012 23:25:48 +0000 Rick Howlett 141 at http://wfpl.org