Two Monday morning murders, in two different neighborhoods
Detectives at LMPD headquarters are still trying to piece together what led up to two different murders, in two Louisville neighborhoods.
Monday, February 2nd 2015, 4:43 pm EST
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Detectives at LMPD headquarters are still trying to piece together what led up to two different murders, in two Louisville neighborhoods.
"All of a sudden I heard -- it sounded like it was a back here -- it sounded like firecrackers went off, and it was really loud," said Raymond Bruce, a Parkland resident.
LMPD Homicide detectives were called to Grand Avenue near 32nd Street just after 5 a.m. When they arrived, they found a man dead on a sidewalk. Police say he had been shot in the head.
"She said she saw the body laying right across the street on the sidewalk and apparently they just left his body there," said Bruce.
Police are also searching for answers in south Louisville. Yellow crime tape zig-zagged down Iowa Avenue near Third Street.
"This neighborhood is not the safest in the world," said Nick Burkhead, a south Louisville resident. "There's always issues going on in the 14 years that I've been here, so this is a situation I hate to hear anything going wrong."
MetroSafe says a call came in around 2 a.m. about a fight. Officers say they found 56-year old Aubrey Greary unresponsive. Police say he was beaten to death. They arrested Brandt Klock for murder. Neighbors tell us they heard the commotion.
"I got up to get ready to leave and my son was like, 'I heard some issues.' There's fighting and hollering, and a lot of times in this neighborhood, it's not rare to hear situations like that," said Burkhead.
People in Portland and south Louisville say the violence takes a toll on the area, and they want answers.
Burkhead said, "I'm a little worried about what's going on in this neighborhood each and every day."
"I'm just kind of ashamed at what's going on in this part of the neighborhood and our behaviors. We've seen a decline in the neighborhood of people moving in and out, some passing away," said Bruce.
If you have any information on the Parkland murder, call police at 574-LMPD.
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