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Suspect in double shooting in Shively arrested

Ronald Burdette, police say, is believed to be the sole suspect in the shooting on Appleton Lane that left his wife dead and a 11-year-old injured early Sunday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The man suspected of killing his wife and injuring a 11-year-old following an early Sunday shooting has been arrested, according to Shively Police.

The department said Ronald Burdette was arrested early Monday morning in Jeffersonville without incident. He's expected to be extradited back to Jefferson County to face charges.

The shooting happened in the 2100 block of Appleton Lane just before 5 a.m. on Sunday. When officers arrived, they found a woman dead from multiple gunshot wounds. The Coroner's Office identified the victim as Cindy Burdette.

Police said Ronald Burdette is the husband of the victim and the father of a 11-year-old girl that was shot. The young girl was taken to the hospital where they were listed in stable condition. 

The child's twin, an 11-year-old boy, was also inside the home at the time of the shooting but was unharmed. 

Cindy Burdette's sister, Jeri, has posted a GoFundMe to help the family cover funeral costs and to financially support Cindy's children and family.

Police believe Burdette is solely responsible for the shooting of the victims.

Police were hoping to track Burdette down through the description of a car, a 2007 Ford Taurus with Kentucky plate BXK 166. Though they haven't disclosed whether Burdette was in this car when he was arrested. 

Any other information regarding the case, you are asked to call Shively Police at (502) 448-6181 or the Shively Police Tip Line at (502) 930-2SPD.

Credit: Shively Police
Damaged Ford Taurus Ronald Burdette may be driving with plate BXK 166.


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