Henderson police not sure who killed Autumn Burkhart

Published: Nov. 18, 2016 at 5:24 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2016 at 9:07 PM CST
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HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) - There's new information about a shooting that killed a teenage girl in Henderson.

Henderson police tell us 25-year-old Joshua Bumphus was the victim of a burglary a few weeks ago and believed 18-year-old Elijah Roberts was responsible.

We're told a feud between them led them to meet in the 1000 block of Powell Street to settle their differences. During their confrontation around 9 p.m. Thursday, an argument between Bumphus and Roberts ensued and that's when both of them started shooting at each other.

Detectives are still sifting through a mountain of evidence from the scene. They say Bumphus had a burglary at his home weeks ago. He believed Roberts was responsible. The two met up Thursday night to settle the issue.

One gun was recovered from the scene. There is surveillance video from a nearby business. Immediately after the shooting, the two girls ran away from the crime scene. Moments later, crowds of people started running to the scene followed by police.

Roberts and 17-year-old Autumn Burkhart were hit and taken to St. Mary's in Evansville for treatment. Burkhart died during surgery. There's no word on Robert's condition, but we're told he is stable.

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Detectives don't know why Autumn was on scene, but she was friends with at least one of the men involved. Roberts drove away and crashed into a nearby house.

Bumphus was booked into the Henderson County Detention Center on assault charges. Both Bumphus and Roberts will face charges for the shooting.

So far, no one has been charged with Burkhart's death because investigators do not know which set of bullets killed her, but that will soon change.

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