Austin Tudor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a woman who was shot to death in Valley Station last month.

According to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, that woman has been identified as 21-year-old Tyra Dear. 

The identity was announced hours after the man accused of shooting and killing Dear appeared in court on Wednesday.

Austin Tudor, 25, is charged with murder and being a convicted felon with a handgun.

The shooting happened last month on El Prado Street in Valley Station.

A witness told police Tudor put a gun to Dear's shoulder and said he would shoot her. Dear reportedly responded by challenging him to do it.

Louisville Metro Police say that's when she was shot. She later died at the hospital.

Investigators say Tudor told them Dear was shot while trying to grab the gun.

A not guilty plea was entered for him in court.

Tudor is being held on a $1 million bond.

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