Death: Authorities have identified the suspect and victim in a double homicide in New Albany – Authorities have identified the suspect and one of the victims in a double homicide that occurred in New Albany on Monday morning. Cherok Ameer Douglass, 37, is facing preliminary charges of kidnapping and robbery, according to Indiana State Police Sgt. Carey Huls. He is expected to face more charges in the near future.
According to wdrb.com, Just after 10 a.m. on Monday, police were summoned to Circle K near the intersection of Beechwood Avenue and Grand Line Road in New Albany, where the bodies of a man and a woman were discovered lying on the ground.
Huls identified the woman as Brandee Kay Douglass, the suspect’s wife, on Tuesday morning. The identity of the second fatality has not yet been made public because officials are still in the process of notifying his family.
Police were reportedly dispatched to a second location along I-265 and Charlestown Road. Near The Onion Restaurant & Tea House, neighbors reported seeing police activity and hearing what sounded like six gunshots. According to Sgt. Huls, the two situations were connected, and the second scenario constituted a hostage situation.