23-yr-old victim identified after deadly shooting in Owensboro

23-yr-old victim identified after deadly shooting in Owensboro

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - An arrest has been made in connection with a shooting that left a man dead in Owensboro.

Police told us officers were looking into an armed robbery on Sycamore Street around 10:30 Sunday night. That's when they heard shots being fired nearby.

Officers say they found Kevonjua Allen, 23-years-old, with gunshot wounds near the intersection of 8th and Poplar Streets and he later died.

Police say a 17-year-old boy is facing charges of murder, tampering with physical evidence, receiving stolen property and trafficking in marijuana. He is currently being held at the Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

"One of the perimeter officers was keeping an eye out for the suspect fleeing from the robbery," Owensboro police officer Andrew Bell explained. "He saw two individuals running in another location. He thought they appeared to be very suspicious. He called out to them to stop. He also heard three or four shots there after and saw someone fall."

It's not yet known if the armed robbery and the shooting are related.

We'll keep you updated.

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