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Louisville man accused of Christmas Eve murder

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Steven L. Thompson, Jr. (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Steven L. Thompson, Jr. (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Dante Newsome, the victim (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Dante Newsome, the victim (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested for a west end homicide that took place on Christmas Eve.

According to an arrest warrant, 19-year-old Steven L. Thompson, Jr. shot the victim, 20-year-old Dante Newsome, on Dec. 24, while he was on the porch of a home at 40th and Market. Newsome was shot multiple times in the head.

The arrest warrant states that the shooting happened after Thompson pulled a handgun on Newsome and tried to rob him. Police say Newsome attempted to get away -- and that's when Thompson shot him.

Police say Thompson left the scene with the murder weapon. Certain that there had been witnesses, Thompson allegedly disposed of articles of clothing that he was wearing during the shooting in an attempt to avoid being caught.

Police say there were five other people inside the home when Newsome was shot, and Thompson endangered their lives.

"During the shooting, several projectiles entered the residence where five people were," police say.

Witnesses were able to identify Thompson as the shooter. He was arrested Jan. 8 and charged with murder, robbery, tampering with physical evidence and multiple counts of wanton endangerment.

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