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LA GRANGE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two men face murder charges after allegedly shooting a man to death in Oldham County, Kentucky.
Authorities say they believe the victim was part of a drugs transaction that turned bad.
It happened around 10 p.m. Sunday in a residential area in downtown La Grange. That's when Major Frank Conway with LaGrange Police says 24-year-old Justin Rogers was involved in an altercation with two men behind his home on East Washington Street. The fight escalated, a semi-automatic gun was pulled, and Rogers was shot in the chest.
Police say Rogers died in front of his home.
Police have arrested 22-year-old Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller and 46-year-old Roberto J. Cabrera, Jr. He's charged with murder and trafficking in a controlled substance. Schultz-Eggenspiller is charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence.
Police say it's not clear at this time which suspect pulled the trigger. Investigators did recover a gun, but we're told it was not found at the scene.
Maj. Frank Conway with LaGrange Police credits cooperation from other law enforcement agencies and witness accounts for the quick arrests. "Fortunately, through the help of other agencies in the county and good eyewitnesses that were willing to come forward, this case (came to) a speedy conclusion."
Murder is an unusual crime in LaGrange. Police say the city hasn't had a homicide since 2009. As a whole, Oldham County averages less than one murder every two years.
Both suspects are being held in the Oldham County Jail. Anyone with information about the case should contact the LaGrange Police at 502-222-0111.