DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - The U.S. Marshal’s Taks Force and Daviess County Sheriff’s Office says a 17-year-old is now in custody for the double murder in Daviess Co.
Authorities told us Wednesday an warrant was issued in the shooting that happened at a party over the weekend.
They say the teen is facing two murder charges.
The U.S. Marshal’s Office says he was arrested Thursday on Wembley Way in Owensboro.
The Daviess County Sheriff held a press conference Thursday afternoon. They say more people need to be found and questioned. They say more charges are possible in the case.
The Sheriff says one of the victims and the suspect were involved in an altercation a few weeks before the shooting and that could have been a possible motive for the shooting..
He says the arrest is “a tremendous relief for the community” and “the community is a now a safer place.”
The suspect’s name will not be released until he is brought to adult court. The Sheriff says that will happen in due process.
Authorities say 16-year-old Amarius Winstead and 18-year-old Jasper Brown were killed and the third victim, 19-year-old Tyler Glover, has non life-threatening injuries.
The shooting happened at a party on Crisp Road.
The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is holding a press conference regarding this case at 3:30 p.m.