Police: Shooting suspect tried to access black church

Posted at 7:56 AM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 08:56:38-04

The white man accused of fatally shooting two African-American grocery store patrons in Kentucky was recorded on surveillance video as first trying to get inside a predominantly black church.

Jeffersontown Police Chief Sam Rogers says a city employee tipped off police when he saw the photo of 51-year-old Gregory Bush that authorities released after Wednesday's shooting.

Rogers says surveillance video confirmed Bush's presence outside the church and that he "appeared to try to gain access to the church."

The information comes amid news media reports that the suspect made a racial comment to a witness of the shooting.

But Rogers says it's too soon to say whether the shooting was racially motivated.