Louisville man accused of shooting, robbing victim

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man appeared in court on Saturday morning after authorities say he robbed and shot a victim.

Jerome Jones, 21, was arrested on Friday. According to an arrest report, the shooting happened on August 4.

Police say Jones "entered into an agreement via text messages to exchange sexual favors for $200."

Officials say once he was arrested, Jones admitted he met with the victim and intended to rob the person and take the money.

When Jones met the victim, a struggle took place between the two, according to investigators. Police say Jones hit the victim in the face and shot the victim before running away.

Authorities say Jones admitted that he sold the weapon after the shooting.

Jones is charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree.

He is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections.

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