“Electronic monitoring” puts felon (who couldn’t own guns) at scene of deadly shooting, helps solve murder

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LOUISVILLE, KY – According to reports, a man has been arrested in connection with a homicide case and what helped investigators make the arrest was technology.

The man, identified as 25-year-old Shawntta Young, was arrested by Louisville Metro police on Monday, December 12th.

He is now being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on charges of murder, assault, wanton endangerment and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. The shooting happened more than a week before Young was arrested.

It happened on Saturday, December 3rd, in the 2100 block of Cardinal Woods Drive. Officers reportedly found a man and woman with gunshot wounds.

The man died of his injuries before he could receive any medical treatment and the woman was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the thigh.

The arrest report for Young states that the wounded woman was told that the man who did the shooting was currently on home incarceration and in an upstairs apartment. She was able to identify Young as the shooter from surveillance video of the parking lot.

Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) detectives said that the GPS bracelet assigned to Young as part of his home incarceration shows that he was in the parking lot at the time of the shooting.

Surveillance video also shows that Young let the apartment complex one minute after the shots were fired. The arrest was made while Young was a back seat passenger in a car on Royal Gardens Court. A gun was found on the rear floorboard.

Bond has been set for $1 million. If bond is posted, Young will be placed into home incarceration.

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In Stockton, California, a 33-year-old man has been charged with murder after a man was killed on Friday, December 16th.

Officers responded to a report at 5:49 p.m. that a man was suffering from blunt-force trauma in the 1200 block of West Oak Street in Stockton. First responders performed life-saving measures on the victim, but he died of his injuries.

Officers were also able to find the suspect, John Sutherland and he was arrested without incident.

Homicide detectives were able to conclude that the suspect and victim knew each other. Sutherland has been put in jail with no bond. His next court appearance is set for Tuesday, December 20th.

In St. Paul, Minneapolis, police have arrested a man in connection to the death of a woman in the city’s Lowertown neighborhood.

Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Fifth Street East around 2:50 a.m. on Friday, December 16th, for what was initially a “suicide in progress” call. Upon arrival, officers found a woman unconscious and not breathing with an apparent gunshot wound.

Police said that the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators spoke with a 44-year-old man at the scene. He was taken into custody and booked a “suspicion of murder.”

The man is being held at the Ramsey County Jail and has not yet been officially charged with a crime. As of this writing, no additional details have been released by investigators.

According to Fox News, a man who allegedly murdered four of his ex-girlfriend’s relatives in Colorado, has been arrested.

Joseph Castorena, who is 21-years-old, was arrested in Mexico and has been returned to the United States after being on the run for nearly two months.

He went on the run after he allegedly fatally shot four people in an Aurora home on October 30th, with his brother and cousin. Both of those individuals are now facing charges of accessory to murder after the fact for helping the accused killer evade authorities.

Investigators, with the help of federal and Mexican law enforcement partners, continued to monitor Castorena’s movements south through the country in his arrest. In a statement, interim Police Chief Art Acevedo said:

“The arrest of Joseph Castorena should serve as an example that the dedicated men and women of the Aurora Police Department never quit on a case until those responsible are in custody. I would like to thank our federal partners at the FBI and our law enforcement partners in Mexico for teaming up on the arrest.”

Six days after the murder, Castorena’s brother, 18-year-old Juan Angel Castorena was arrested in Denver by Aurora police. The on November 10th, Castorena’s cousin, 22-year-old Carlos Casillas-Flores was also arrested in Denver.

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