Arrest made in Trey Zwicker murder case - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Arrest made in Trey Zwicker murder case

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police confirmed early Thursday afternoon that they have made an arrest in the beating death of Trey Zwicker -- but they won't confirm the suspect's identity.

WDRB News turned to the victim's family for that information.

Zwicker's family says that suspect is Joshua Young, the victim's stepbrother. But since the suspect arrested is only 15 years old, police are staying tight-lipped.

14-year-old Trey Zwicker was found behind Liberty high School on May 11.

And according to a Metro Police citation, the suspect beat Trey to death and then disposed of the murder weapon and his clothing.

Joshua Young was arrested with his father, Joshua Gouker, in Alabama last week. Their disappearance set off an Amber Alert.

But it turns out they were already behind bars in Alabama on weapons charges. Police there say Gouker kidnapped a woman near Birmingham, and he's still in Alabama facing charges.

Today Louisville police say they are confident they have the right person in custody.

"We don't take murder arrests lightly," said Sgt. Aaron Crowell of LMPD. "I mean, if we weren't confident in the facts of the case, we would not have made the arrest."

Right now, the suspect is being held at the Jefferson County Youth Center. Police say this is still an ongoing investigation which means there could be more arrests.

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