Update: Two in police custody as investigation of teen’s shooting death continues


Monday, May 15, 2017, 9 a.m. (updated 2:30 p.m.) —  Two people are in police custody and two others are being questioned in the fatal early morning shooting of Cameron Wes Williamson, 17, of Bardstown.

Williamson’s Facebook page stated he attended Bardstown High School and was self-employed.

Bardstown Police Chief Steve Uram confirmed Monday afternoon two people were in custody, and police have interviewed two others as persons of interest in the case. He would not identify those persons of interest, though other media reports state they are the man and woman who were in the car with Williamson when he was shot early Monday morning..

Uram credited the cooperation with other agencies in helping locate the people of interest in Taylor County who are now in police custody.

“With the quick response of patrol officers, detailed investigation by the detectives, and cooperation between law enforcement agencies, arrests were made within 12 hours from the initial incident,” Uram said through a press release issued Monday afternoon.

Uram said the victim was in a vehicle with a man and woman in the parking lot near the Speedy Mart, when two male subjects drove up, opened their car door and shot Williamson in the chest.

The man and woman drove Williamson to the Five Star Food Mart several blocks away where he was found by police on the ground.

Police have been reviewing surveillance video of both locations. The investigation is ongoing.

BACKGROUND. At 12:35 a.m. Monday, Nelson County EMS, Bardstown police and fire units were dispatched to the Five Star Food Mart, 122 East Stephen Foster Ave., for a report of a man with a gunshot wound in the chest. When first-responders arrived on scene they began CPR until an EMS squad arrived. At about 12:45 a.m., first-responders requested the Nelson County Coroner to come to their location.

The identity of the victim remains unknown at this time.

Check back for more on this developing story.


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