Kenyatta James

Kenyatta James (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A suspect has been charged with murder months after a man was shot to death in Louisville's Russell neighborhood.

According to an arrest report, 43-year-old Kenyatta James was taken into custody on Wednesday evening at his home on Rockford Lane.

The murder happened Feb. 5 at the home of Stephon Monroe on West Madison Street, near South 23rd Street. Police say James and Monroe were having an argument on the phone over James' daughter, when James showed up at Monroe's house. 

He then pulled a gun and shot Monroe several times, according to police.

Officers arrived a short time later and Monroe was pronounced dead at the scene. According  to court documents, police were able to link James to the crime during the investigation.

A warrant was issued for James' arrest and LMPD took him into custody on a murder charge. He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections. 

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