Two Teens Arrested in Kentucky School Bus Stop Shooting That Killed 16-Year-Old

Police in Kentucky arrested two juveniles in the September school bus stop shooting that killed a 16-year-old and injured two others, officials announced on Dec. 9.

Louisville Metropolitan Police said at a press conference that they have arrested the suspects, whose names were not released, on Dec. 8 on multiple charges, including complicity to murder and complicity to first-degree assault.

On Sept. 22, a vehicle drove by a school bus stop in the Russell neighborhood of Louisville at around 6:30 a.m. local time and opened fire, killing 16-year-old Tyree Smith and injuring two other teenagers.

All three students were waiting for the bus to head to Eastern High School in Middletown.

Police Chief Erika Shields described the case as “truly horrific.”

Shields told the Smith’s family that the arrests “hopefully in some way” brought them “some relief.”

“We should not be standing here today. And we simply must do better as a community,” Shields said.

Police said that it was possible others could be arrested in relation to the case as the investigation is still ongoing.

“This case will continue being investigated until the trial is over. We’re not going to say we have everybody. We’re not going to say we don’t have everybody,” Lieutenant Donny Burbink said.


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