Arrest made in Louisville teen's death

LOUISVILLE, KY -- An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a Louisville teenager yesterday morning, reports

The breakthrough comes as detectives are investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the face at a home in southwestern Jefferson County yesterday morning,

William "Will" Butler was taken to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead of a shotgun wound about 7:14 a.m., said JoAnn Farmer, Jefferson County deputy coroner. She said Butler lived in the 9000 block of Auburn Woods Road and attended Butler High School.

Quintten O. McCawley, 19, was arrested and charged with murder in the shooting. McCawley told police he was a cousin of the victim, said police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley.

Two people who answered the door at the home in the Auburndale subdivision where the victim lived declined to speak with a reporter last evening.

The victim was in the basement of a home in the 10100 block of Nanka Road when the shooting occurred about 6:30 a.m., Lt. Barry Wilkerson, head of the Louisville Metro Police homicide unit, said.

Wilkerson said there were as many as eight to 10 men, women and teens in the home, ranging in age from 15 to early 20s. The shooting may have been connected with an overnight get-together, he said.

Some of the people in the house were playing video games and others were sleeping when the shooting occurred, Wilkerson said. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear at this point, he said.

Wilkerson said everyone in the home knew each other and the homeowner, who is in his early 20s, was there at the time of the shooting. No parents of the teens in the house were present, he said.

Detectives spoke with witnesses at the scene and some were driven off in detectives' vehicles to provide privacy for questioning, he said.

"The majority of our evidence is going to come from witness testimony," he said.

Cheri Beamer, a neighbor, said she was awakened by a girl who was screaming while standing in the driveway of the home next door, reports The Louisville Courier-Journal.

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