Report: Kentucky man shot and killed while at work, coworker turns self in to police

kentucky man shot and killed at work suspect turns self in to police
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Jul. 28 2021, Published 12:49 p.m. ET

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A Kentucky man was shot and killed while at work and now police say his coworker has been charged in connection to his murder.

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Around 1 p.m. July 26, police said calls came in regarding reports of a shooting at a Louisville business park. The victim, whose identity has not been released, was rushed to the hospital, where he passed away, authorities said.

WAVE 3 News reported the victim and shooting suspect worked together at a business within the park.

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Officials said 29-year-old Eric Raymont Deshields turned himself in to police later that afternoon and now faces a murder charge.

Louisville Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell told the TV station that police were nearby the business park when the shooting occurred.

Mitchell added, “Anytime we have officers close to any situation, it’s always going to be to our advantage, and maybe one of the reasons why it came to a quick resolution in that situation. But oftentimes, our officers are not right there. Most crime is not taken place right in front of us. So every now and then when it happens, we’re always elated when our officers are right there to get aid to the person who may be hurt or the situation can come to a quick solution that way.”

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