Prosecutor won’t say if he’ll seek death penalty for Kentucky Kroger shooter

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor says it’s too early to announce whether he’ll seek the death penalty against the man facing murder charges in the shooting deaths of two grocery store patrons.

Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine told reporters Wednesday that he first wants to talk to the families of the victims in last week’s shooting before deciding whether to pursue the death penalty against the suspect, Gregory Bush.

Wine says it’s “too early to talk to them about that weighty decision.” He says the families need time to grieve, and that he’ll talk to them at the “appropriate time.”

A grand jury indicted Bush on two counts of murder, one count of criminal attempted murder and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

Bush was seen on surveillance video trying to enter a historically black church minutes before the shootings at the grocery store. Police say he was not able to enter the church.

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