Police: 2 arrested in connection to Owensboro homicide investigation

Police: 2 arrested in connection to Owensboro homicide investigation
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 3:33 PM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - A 14 News update on a homicide that happened back in June.

Two Owensboro men have been indicted for the murder of John Leak Jr.

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Owensboro Police officials say 27-year-old Damian Fields is currently being held at the Daviess County Detention Center for other offenses.

Damian Fields Mugshot
Damian Fields Mugshot(WFIE)

29-year-old Derrick Carroll is currently in custody in Alabama for other charges and police say that state extradition is being pursued. His mugshot was not available.

On June 13, OPD say they responded to the 1200 block of West Seventh Street for a possible car hitting a building.

Officers say they arrived and found someone performing CPR on the driver, later identified as Leak Jr. He had suffered a single gunshot wound.

Leak Jr. was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

On Wednesday, officials thanked the community for their tips.

“Sometimes, they know more things than we’re able to find out, so it’s very helpful to have them trusting in us and coming to us,” OPD Detective J.D. Faith said. “I would just like to reinforce that’s what we’re here for – for that partnership with the community.”

Investigators say they are not sure when Carroll may be extradited from Alabama, and that it’s a matter the courts will ultimately decide on.

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