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WLKY: Jeffersontown Kroger shooting suspect to be charged with federal hate crimes

Mugshot of Gregory Alan Bush | Courtesy of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections

The man accused of shooting and killing two people at the Kroger in Jeffersontown last month will be charged federally with hate crimes.

Gregory Alan Bush faces a six-count federal indictment, including three federal hate crimes, returned by a federal grand jury Thursday afternoon.

U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman, FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Brown, ATF Special Agent in Charge Stuart Lowrey and others made the announcement Thursday afternoon.

Bush was arrested shortly after Maurice Stallard and Vickie Jones were shot to death at the Kroger at Hurstbourne Parkway and Taylorsville Road on Oct. 24.

Bush was indicted in state court earlier this month on two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and wanton endangerment. Police and the commonwealth’s attorney’s office previously identified the shooting as a hate crime, but it cannot be tried as one in state court because, under Kentucky’s current statute, homicide is not covered under hate crimes.

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