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Three indicted in connection with murder of teen in Riverview Park

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Ja'Lyn Wells (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Ja'Lyn Wells (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted three people in connection with the murder of a 19-year-old in RIverview Park in May.

Officers were sent to the Greenwood Boat Docks at Riverview Park around 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, and upon arrival, located a man dead from a gunshot wound. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 19-year-old Ryan Higdon. His official cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. According to a JCPS spokeswoman, he was a 2015 graduate of Pleasure Ridge Park (P.R.P.) High School.

Days later, police arrested Ja'Lyn Wells, 19. He was charged with murder, robbery and tampering with physical evidence. 

On Thursday, a grand jury indicted Wells, as well as two other suspects -- Ke'montrae R. Davis and Theodric L. Hayes -- with murder, first degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.

"Through our investigation, we were able to determine that victim and several unknown subjects got into the victim's vehicle, after a few minutes gunshots were heard and the unknown subjects fled from car and left the scene," said LMPD Maj. Don Burbrink, days after the shooting. "We were able to locate pictures of people that we believe might have information about this homicide."

The indictments mean the grand jury believes that there is enough evidence for the cases against Wells, Davis and Hayes to proceed to trial.

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