White man shoots two black customers at Kentucky grocery, police say
Authorities uncertain of motive but witness claims suspect told another white man: ‘Whites don’t shoot whites’
A white man with a history of violence fatally shot two African American customers at a grocery store in Kentucky and was swiftly arrested as he tried to flee, police said Thursday. They said it was too soon to say what prompted Wednesday’s shooting, responding to an earlier account from a witness that when confronted with another white man during the incident, the suspect said: “Whites don’t shoot whites.”
The Jeffersontown police chief, Sam Rogers, said: “I can’t speculate on motive at this time.” He said surveillance video showed the suspect tried unsuccessfully to enter the First Baptist church in Jeffersontown before he went to the Kroger grocery store. The church is headed by a black pastor and has a large African American membership.