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Investigation into murder of 15-year-old yields three additional arrests

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Source: Abdirashid Mohamud Source: Abdirashid Mohamud
Joseph Keith (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Joseph Keith (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Travis Harrison (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Travis Harrison (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Christopher Caudill (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Christopher Caudill (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have made three more arrests in connection with an investigation into the shooting death of a 15-year-old who was killed earlier this month -- but so far, only one person has been charged with murder.

The victim, Le Truong, a student at Iroquois High School, died at University Hospital from a gunshot wound to the stomach around 7 p.m. on Nov. 10, less than an hour after he was found shot in the 4900 block of S. First Street near Tenny Avenue.

Police say they stopped a stolen car on Thursday, Nov. 17, around 11 p.m. in the area of Wabash Court. Police say the car matched a description in a wanted poster. 

According to police, a juvenile suspect in the car was arrested and charged with murder in connection with Le Truong's death. That juvenile has not been identified, due to their age.

Court documents reveal the names of two adults who were also in the stolen car. Police say 19-year-old Joseph Keith was driving and 33-year-old Travis Harrison was a passenger in the vehicle. Both Keith and Harrison were charged with receipt of stolen property. Keith is also charged with failure to use a turn signal.

On Tuesday, Lt. Emily McKinley of the Louisville Metro Police homicide unit confirmed that police believe the vehicle Keith, Harrison and the juvenile suspect were riding in was used in the murder of Le Truong. However, at this time, neither Keith nor Harrison are charged with that murder -- only the juvenile suspect.

Court documents also reveal that police received a tip on Friday that a suspect -- 32-year-old Christopher Caudill -- was in possession of the gun used to shoot and kill Le Truong. Police say they executed a search warrant at Caudill's home in the 3900 block of Elgin Way, just south of the intersection of Campground Road and Cane Run Road.

Police say they seized an AR-style firearm they found in the basement of the home -- and Caudill was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On Tuesday, Lt. McKinley said police had not yet determined whether the gun was the same weapon used on Le Truong's murder.

Caudill is not charged with murder.

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