Authorities have arrested two teenage suspects in connection to a drive-by shooting at a Kentucky school bus stop that left a 16-year-old dead Thursday.
Officials say the victim identified as Tyree Smith, was waiting at a school bus stop in the Russell neighborhood of Louisville at about 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 22nd when a vehicle drove by and opened fire towards him. Smith was declared dead at the hospital he was transported to for treatments. Two other students waiting for the bus were injured.
The suspects, whose names were not released, were arrested Wednesday on multiple charges, including complicity to murder and complicity to first-degree assault, Louisville police said at a news conference.“We should not be standing here today.
And we simply must do better as a community, “To the family of Tyree Smith, I’m sorry we’re here, but hopefully in some small way the arrests of your son’s murderers will bring you some relief.”
The case is still being actively investigated, officials said. “This case will continue being investigated until the trial is over. We’re not going to say we have everybody. We’re not going to say we don’t have everybody,” Police Chief Erika Shields said.
At the time of the shooting, a Jefferson County Public Schools spokesperson said that the students were headed to the district’s Eastern High School and that the bus was close to picking them up.