LOUISVILLE, Ky. (TCD) — A 40-year-old man was taken into custody this week after he allegedly shot and killed his father and son at an apartment complex.
On Monday, Oct. 2, at 3:50 a.m., Louisville Metro Police Department officers responded to the 600 block of Douglas Park regarding a shooting and found two males suffering from gunshot wounds.
Louisville EMS responded to the scene and pronounced both victims deceased. The same day, officers arrested Ricardo Yunior Rodriguez on two counts of murder, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of a defaced firearm.
Police confirmed the two victims are Rodriguez’s father and son, who WLKY-TV identified as 55-year-old Miguel Ricardo and 17-year-old Giovanni Rodriguez.
According to WLKY, Louisville Metro Police reportedly found Rodriguez near the doorway of the apartment and he later allegedly admitted to police he shot his father and son.
WAVE-TV reports Rodriguez was arrested in 2013 for fatally stabbing a 41-year-old man. He was initially charged with murder, but then it was changed to manslaughter. A judge sentenced him to 6 1/2 years in prison, but he was released in September 2017.