Police say Louisville man confessed to south Louisville murder - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Police say Louisville man confessed to south Louisville murder

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Charles Robert Edwards (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections) Charles Robert Edwards (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have made an arrest in connection with a south Louisville homicide after a man allegedly confessed to the murder.

According to the arrest report, 29-year-old Charles Robert Edwards confessed to the crime in somewhat unusual circumstances.

It began in the afternoon of Thursday, March 27, outside a home on Sylvania Road No. 4, near Memory Lane. Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell told reporters that at 10:30 Thursday morning, EMS was dispatched to that home on a medical run.

When EMS technicians arrived, Mitchell said, they found the body of Michael Doss, who neighbors say was in his late 50s, and that there was "enough evidence to appear that this was a homicide that occurred inside the home."

Neighbors say the body was discovered when Doss' grandson -- who is around 3 or 4 -- called out to a neighbor that morning and said that his grandpa had been shot. That neighbor then called 911.

A crowd gathered outside the home Thursday afternoon as police were investigating. According to an arrest report, Edwards was among that crowd, and was heard becoming "loud and argumentative in a crowd of bystanders." Bystanders began responding to Edwards' comments, raising their voices, which caught the attention of investigating officers.

Police say officers escorted Edwards to his vehicle parked at the other end of the street.

Edwards was told to leave the area and to move his vehicle, which was parked in the middle of the street, but he refused. He was then arrested, charged with disorderly conduct -- a misdemeanor offense -- and taken to Metro Corrections.

Hours later, Edwards was charged with the murder, after police say he "made statements to a witness that he had been involved with a murder," and provided that witness with "details that corresponded with the scene."

Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell confirmed to WDRB News that Edwards was charged with the murder of Michael Doss.

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