LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 19-year-old woman is in jail accused of shooting and killing a man near Shawnee Park 

According to the arrest report, Jaiara Simpson was arrested late Tuesday evening. Police say a juvenile co-defendant told them she was with Simpson when the victim was shot. 

She was in court Wednesday morning, where she pleaded not guilty to murder. Detectives believe Simpson, along with a juvenile, shot and killed 53-year old Larry Pope.

Officers found Pope in the alley on South 44th Street near River Park Drive around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a call from a neighbor. 

The judge at Simpson's arraignment hearing mentioned the violent trend in Louisville in recent months saying there has been "a proliferation of murders in this town." 

Simpson's bond was set at $250,000. 


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