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Man charged with murder in co-worker’s shooting at tire shop

July 11, 2019

A southern Indiana teenager has been charged with murder in a tire shop shooting that left a fellow employee dead after an argument.

Jeffersonville Police Lt. Isaac Parker said 19-year-old Bobby Powell of Jeffersonville was arrested soon after the shooting Tuesday morning at Big O Tires and was in custody. It wasn’t clear whether he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Police said then victim was taken to a hospital in nearby Louisville, Kentucky, and died there. His name hasn’t been released.

Parker said customers were in the business at the time of the shooting, which police described as an isolated act of workplace violence.

A recording on the tire shop’s voice mail said it would remain closed through Thursday.

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