Louisville man arrested in connection with murder of teen in Beechmont neighborhood
Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a man for murder after he shot two people, then ran over one of them with his car last week.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a man for murder after he shot two people, then ran over one of them with his car last week.
According to an arrest report, it happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 4900 block of South Third Street near Tenny Avenue.
Police say Quennel Young, 25, was taking part in a drug transaction with Zackery Napper, 19, and a second person, when Young shot Napper in the chest and the second victim in the face.
Young then allegedly drove away, running over Napper in the process. Napper died as a result of his injuries.
The second victim survived, but sustained serious injuries.
Young was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with murder and attempted murder.
The arrest came on the same day Napper was laid to rest.
“He didn't deserve it. He didn't do anything to deserve that. And I just don't understand why they would do that to him,” family member Andrea Napper told WDRB News.
Andrea said her aunt and uncle, Zack’s parents, are having a hard time and just want justice.
“Every time I've seen her, she has been crying and crying so hard to the point where she kept almost getting sick from crying so hard,” Andrea Napper said.
Andrea said her family, especially Zack, has been plagued with heartache ever since their cousin Adam Anglin was killed a year ago in a car crash.
While the pain of the situation is still very strong, the family finds comfort in knowing the two cousins who were more like brothers are reunited.
“Knowing that he's with Adam, and he got buried by Adam, I know that helps them a little bit, even though not a lot,” she said.
Young is expected to be in court Thursday.
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