What we know about last month’s cases


Police in Louisville investigated at least eight homicides in August 2022, including at least six fatal shootings. Additionally, detectives are investigating after human remains are discovered in a wooded area in Old Louisville.

An arrest has been made in one of the cases and two other cases were closed after the alleged killers committed suicide.

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A map of Louisville’s homicides in 2022

Anyone with information about these homicides can contact the Louisville Metro Police anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD (5673) or provide information online at p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID= 563.

As of late August, Louisville had at least 112 homicides in 2022.

What we know about the August 2022 homicides:

Kelvin Sam Jr.

Sam was found dead in Boone Square Park after being shot on Aug. 30, according to LMPD.

Officers responded to the 1900 block of Rowan Street Park at about 6 p.m., according to department spokeswoman Beth Ruoff. A man in his 20s was found with a gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene.

The man who was killed was identified the next day by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office as 24-year-old Kelvin Sam Jr., who the agency said lived in Conyers, Georgia.

No arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified, Ruoff said.

Fatal shooting on W. Broadway

A man was killed on the morning of August 21st in Louisville’s West End.

Officers responded to a shooting in the 3700 block of W. Broadway at about 10:30 a.m., where they found a man who had been shot multiple times.

He was taken to University of Louisville Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

No arrests have been announced in his killing and his identity has not been released by the medical examiner’s office.

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Nagyeli Cordova

Cordova, 21, was stabbed Aug. 19 and later pronounced dead, according to LMPD.

Officers responded to the 11000 block of Westport Road just before 11 p.m., where they found Cordova with a “critical stab wound,” spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said.

She was taken to University of Louisville Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Through the Homicide Unit’s investigation, Carlos Guevara, 27, was identified as Cordova’s killer.

The day after her death, LMPD was notified by Nashville police that Guevara had died by suicide in their jurisdiction. The case is closed.

Mario Anderson

Anderson, 54, was fatally shot Aug. 19 in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood, according to LMPD.

Officers responded to the 2000 block of Bank Street around 10 p.m., where they found Anderson on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been announced in his murder.

Jarquis Jones

Jones was shot to death on August 16 in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville.

He was found unresponsive at about 8pm that Tuesday night in the 2700 block of W. Main Street.

According to police, there are no suspects in custody.

Deodre Jones

Jones, 45, was found dead in the early morning hours of Aug. 10 in the 2300 block of Ecton Lane by Shively police.

Officers responded to the scene at 6:24 am

Latoine Pruitt, 31, was charged the same day with murder in the fatal shooting.

Rebecca Richardson

Richardson, 26, was found dead Aug. 6 in the Fern Creek neighborhood.

Officers responded to the 8400 block of Ferndale Road at approximately 6:30 p.m. in response to a report of a body, LMPD said at the time. Upon arrival, they found Richardson, who was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been fatally shot, according to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office.

On August 10, LMPD announced that Richardson had been killed by Christopher Dowes, who killed himself in Bardstown the next day.

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Shawn Mosley

Mosely, 51, was found dead in Old Louisville on August 4.

Officers responded just before 6pm to the 1200 block of South Second Street, where they found Mosley inside a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been announced by police.

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This article originally appeared in the Louisville Courier Journal: Louisville’s August 2022 Humicides: What we know about the cases

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