UPDATE | Officials release name of Portland neighborhood landlord murdered over rent money
Joshua Lewis Young, 21, is charged with murder, attempted murder and tampering with physical evidence.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a landlord was killed Monday afternoon in the Portland neighborhood over a dispute involving rent money.
The victim has been identified as 43-year-old Shane McCain, according to Deputy Coroner Larry Carroll. Officials say the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.
Joshua Lewis Young, 21, is charged with murder, attempted murder and evidence tampering.
The shooting happened a little after noon at a home on Griffiths Avenue near N. 24th Street.
“I was in the kitchen cooking, when I heard the gun go off, five times,” said Beverly Fiorello, who lives right next door to the scene. “I come flying through the front door and I say, ‘Oh my God, somebody’s got a gun!’ I said, ‘I bet it’s that guy next door’, and it was.”
An arrest citation alleges that Young got into a fight with his landlord when the landlord tried “to retrieve rent money.”
The paperwork says, at some point, Young pulled out “a handgun and shot the victim.”
As someone drove McCain for help, police say Young “shot the vehicle,” but no one was hit.
Haylee Duke says she had just returned home when she saw the suspect run over to a neighbor’s house.
“I don’t think he had shoes on, but he was just running, panicking, knocking on the door,” Duke described. “They took off, and they was driving away fast.”
“Officers found the victim that had been shot multiple times at the corner of 24th and Owen Streets,” said LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell. “He was taken to University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.”
Back on Griffiths Avenue, the SWAT team showed up at Young’s home and pushed its way inside.
“I was scared to death. I was shaking. I was crying and everything,” Fiorello said.
Young was not home, and police say he later turned himself in. He appeared in court on Tuesday morning.