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New information in Taco Bell murder; victim selling jewelry when shot

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Nov. 10, 2015, police were called to the Taco Bell on Dixie Highway, near Dixie Garden Drive.

That’s where they found 48-year-old Alton David Crockett dead in the parking lot.

In a police interview, Crockett's girlfriend told authorities she was concerned about him going there in the first place.

“Oh my God. I knew something was gonna happen. I tried to tell him not to go,” said Janette Pogues.

She said Crockett was at the Taco Bell to sell jewelry, and also seemed to be concerned.

“Before he even went, he took off the majority of his jewelry that he normally wears because I think he had a feeling as well. And I do know that he had a gun also. And I was like ‘David, you shouldn't be doing this if you have that type of feeling. This is not good,’” said Pogues.

According to police interviews, now released in court discovery, Crockett was there to meet Larry Caffee, who had met him days before at a flea market with Angela Tingle.

Tingle says Crockett called himself the "watch man" and that Caffee met him to buy jewelry.

She says Caffee was driving her car and had two passengers in the backseat, Dennis Stinnett and a woman.

Tingle told police that Crockett got into the car, and that Caffee told her they were having a discussion about the jewelry when things quickly escalated.

She described to police what Caffee told her.

“Larry sits down at the table and he was like 'Angie, something bad, bad happened with the watch man,’ Tingle told police. “I said what? He said 'he pulled a gun out. He was gonna shoot me.’”

Tingle went on to tell police that Caffee told her that Stinnett shot Crockett, who then ran from the car yelling for help.

“Larry said 'Angie, he shot that man. I know he shot that man,’” Tingle said to police.

Tingle also told authorities that Stinnett admitted to burning her car, which was the car they were in to meet Crockett.

“I was told they set it on fire. Where'd they set it on fire? I don't know. They wouldn't tell me,” she told police.

Days after the murder, police say Caffee and Tingle led them on a chase, kicked in the door of a St. Matthews home, and hid from police for 2 hours before surrendering. They are both facing charges relating to this.

Dennis Stinnett is the only one charged with murder for the shooting of Alton David Crockett.

All three are expected back in court next week.

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