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Grand jury indicts suspect in connection to July shootings at west Louisville nightclub

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Kevon Taylor (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Kevon Taylor (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A grand jury has indicted a man in connection with several shootings at a nightclub in west Louisville.

Kevon Taylor, 26, was indicted on Sept. 14 in connection to the shootings that happened at Cole's Place in July, according to LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell.

Mitchell said a total of eight people were hurt and that one of the victims was a pregnant woman. He also told WDRB that Taylor is charged with three counts of first degree assault and five counts of second degree assault.

Owner of Cole's Place, John Cole, says it was shortly after the shooting that he believed he know who did it.

"We in the street, we pretty much knew that night," Cole said. "People were calling and texting and everything."

Two months after the shooting, he says the delay in the charges doesn't bother him.

"They have to make sure they was correct," Cole said of police detectives."I figure they don't want to waste a lot of man power and hours, go to someone that wasn't correct with it."

Taylor was already being held at Louisville Metro Corrections when the assault charges were filed against him.

According to LMPD records, Taylor was arrested on July 26 on charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument and engaging in organized crime.

Police say Taylor and several others had a total of $9,600 in counterfeit money. Police records say it is expected that federal charges will be filed against Taylor and the other co-defendants in connection with the counterfeit money.

Cole says since the shooting, he has installed more cameras to keep a better eye on what's going on inside and outside the club.

"We installed eight more new cameras and right now if something were to happen, out front or whatever, the police could come and put their thumb drive in," Cole said. "It's a relief that it's over. You know, there's closure in it. So we just move forward."

Taylor is currently being held on a $35,000 cash bond at Louisville Metro Corrections.

Authorities with Louisville Metro Corrections say Taylor is next expected in court on Monday at 2 p.m.

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