Louisville's May 2022 homicides: 14 shootings and a stabbing

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Officers investigated 15 homicides in May 2022.

Fourteen of the victims were shot, and a woman was stabbed to death.

The youngest were two 18-year-olds. Arrests have been made in four of the cases, and LMPD indicated charges are not likely to be filed in another.

By the end of May, Louisville suffered 73 homicides in 2022.

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What we know about May 2022's homicides:

LaLand N. Hurt

Hurt, 32, was shot May 2.

Officers found him in the 5200 block of Bonita Lane at 1:30 p.m. but police say he was shot in the 4400 block of Plantus Place, which intersects with Bonita. He was taken to University of Louisville Hospital, where he was pronounced dead 40 minutes later.

Robert Antoine Harris was taken into custody on May 5 in the killing and was charged with murder and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Ashley Foster

Foster, 20, was shot May 3.

Officers responded about 6:30 a.m. to the 300 block of Macon Avenue, where they found Foster suffering from multiple gunshots wounds. She was transported to U of L Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

"It appears to be domestic-related," LMPD spokesperson Aaron Ellis said.

Michael Coates, 39, was arrested in the shooting. He has been charged with murder, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and trafficking in marijuana in connection with this investigation, police said.

He was taken into custody the same day as the shooting.

Martin Silver

Silver, 31, was found shot May 4.

Officers responded to the 3400 block of Portland Plaza at 9:45 p.m. and found Silver, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said everybody involved in the shooting had been accounted for. No additional information about potential charges was available.

Eddie Jackson

Jackson, 28, was found fatally shot May 8.

Officers responded to the intersection of 26th Street and Broadway about 2 a.m. and found Jackson, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made in his case.

Abdi Noor

Noor, 20, was shot May 14.

Officers responded to a Shotspotter report at 12:45 p.m. in the 900 block of Euclid Avenue. There they found Noor, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

At the time no suspects were identified, though LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley said police were investigating a collision that took place in the 1000 block of Winkler Avenue to see if there was any connection between the incidents.

No arrests have been made in this case.

Cindy Burdette

Burdette, 49, was found shot to death in her home May 15.

Officers responded to a home in the 2100 block of Appleton Lane shortly before 5 a.m. and found Burdette dead.

Two children, both 12, were inside the home when officers arrived, Shively Police Sgt. Patrick Allen said. One had been shot and was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. The second wasn't injured, Allen said.

Ronald Burdette, the husband of Cindy Burdette, was apprehended without incident early the following day in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and charged in the killing.

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Kahlil Laghmani and Mahamed Abdi

Laghmani, 18, and Abdi, 20, died after a double shooting May 14.

Officers responded to a call of a shooting at 2:45 p.m. near the intersection of Hikes and Breckinridge lanes, with reports indicating two men driving northbound were shot by someone in another car.

The two men were taken to U of L Hospital, where Laghmani died that night.

Abdi died May 17.

Edgar Cruz Hernandez was arrested on Sept. 20 in connection with the murders of Laghman and Abdi, LMPD spokesperson Angela Ingram said. According to the release, he is charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence.

Dominic Eastridge

Eastridge, 27, was shot May 16.

Officers responded to the 3000 block of Northwestern Parkway at about bout 2:15 p.m. When they arrived, it was obvious he was dead, spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.

Eastridge's cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

Patrick Burns, 25, was arrested in the case May 25 and charged with murder and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Aeriell Barton

Barton, 29, was shot May 19.

Officers responded to the 100 block of Harlan Avenue just before 4:30 p.m. and found Barton suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. She was taken to U of L hospital in critical condition but succumbed to her wounds.

No arrests have been made in this case.

Kevin Sneed Jr.

Sneed, 33, was shot outside an apartment complex May 19.

Officers responded to the 7100 block of Fern Ridge Road, which is at the Willow Green Apartments. There they found Sneed with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made in his case. At the time of the killing, LMPD spokesperson Beth Ruoff said there were witnesses who saw a vehicle flee the scene but there was no description of the vehicle's make or color.

Yaniris Aguilera-Valdes

Aguilera-Valdes, 26, was stabbed in a parking lot May 23.

Officers responded to the 2900 block of Brinkey Way about 6:30 a.m. and found Valdes with a fatal stab wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made in her case.

Charles Lewis

Lewis, 31, was shot May 24.

Officers responded to Chestnut Street near Roy Wilkins Avenue in the Central Business District just before 11 p.m. and found Lewis with multiple gunshot wounds.

After being transported to U of L Hospital in critical condition, he was pronounced dead later that night.

Julius D. Richie

Richie, 39, was shot May 25.

Officers responded to the 14500 block of Dixie Highway just before 7 p.m. and Richie was found shot inside a vehicle.

He was taken to U of L Hospital in critical condition and succumbed to his injuries the next morning.

No arrests have been made in his case.

Michael Jeremy West

West, 18, was shot May 31.

Officers responded to the 4500 block of Fegenbush Lane just before 4 p.m. Once on scene, West was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made in his case.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: What we know about Louisville's May 2022 homicides