A Bowling Green man was charged Friday morning with murder, robbery and burglary in connection with a Sunday morning shooting that killed a man in his West Ninth Street home.
Cortemius Martez Peoples, 42, of Bowling Green, was arrested Friday morning by the Bowling Green Police Department. Detectives with the Owensboro Police Department charged Peoples with murder in the death of Nick Decker, who was found dead at 12:11 a.m. Sunday in his home in the 1500 block of West Ninth Street.
OPD Police Chief Art Ealum said detectives were able to recover fingerprints from the scene, which were analyzed by the department’s latent fingerprint examiner. The department ran the fingerprints through the Automated Fingerprint Identification System.
“It was literally great, great police work,” Ealum said Friday afternoon. “Investigators and officers on the scene collected and preserved evidence at the scene, and have been working non-stop.
“This is one of those cases that is very difficult,” because of a lack of witnesses, Ealum said. “You rely on evidence.”
The Bowling Green Police Department put surveillance on a home where Peoples’ girlfriend lived, Ealum said. On Friday morning, officers there saw Peoples at the home and arrested him on a burglary warrant.
That warrant stems from a May burglary that also occurred at Decker’s home in Owensboro, Ealum said.
This story will be updated.