Man charged in Radcliff homicide

LINCOLN

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with murder after another man was found dead inside a vehicle Monday night in the front parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter in Radcliff.

Kendall Dewayne Lincoln, 21, is charged with murder and first-degree robbery. Radcliff Police Chief Jeff Cross said Lincoln also could face additional charges from the shooting as the investigation continues.

As of Tuesday night, the name or hometown of the victim had not been released.

The victim was shot eight times with a .45-caliber handgun, according to an arrest citation.

“We don’t want to say too much at this time because we still are investigating,” Cross said.

Cross said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office.

Radcliff police made a traffic stop Tuesday of a vehicle Lincoln was driving on Joe Prather Highway as it headed east toward Interstate 65, Cross said. He was arrested at Radcliff police headquarters at 3:32 p.m.

Police were called to Walmart regarding shots being fired at 10:06 p.m. Monday. Cross said an officer just had completed a “business check walk-through” at Walmart and minutes later, the department received the call.

Cross said he would not disclose what led to the shooting.

“It’s still an open case and we’re still investigating,” he said.

Lincoln also is charged with failure to make required disposition of property of $10,000 or more and a probation violation for a felony offense.

He faced several charges in 2018, including receiving stolen property – firearm; first offense, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – heroin; and first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance. He spent 63 days in the Hardin County Detention Center on those charges.

According to jail records, the probation violation from Tuesday’s arrest stems from the 2018 charges.

Lincoln appears today in Hardin District Court.

This is the second homicide in Radcliff in the last seven months.

Lashard Har­­rison, 25, of Vine Grove, was found dead May 22 in a parking lot behind Pin Oak Court apartments in Radcliff. Four Elizabethtown men were arrested in that case and face multiple charges, including comp­licity to com­mit murder and complicity to commit first-degree robbery.

Cross said in that case, Harrison was killed following a drug transaction.

An October 2020 trial date has been set in that case.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at 270-505-1757 or jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

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