LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified the two victims of the Oct. 25 shooting at Stony Brook Kroger at 9080 Taylorsville Rd.
Maurice E. Stallard, 69, of Louisville, was shot and killed inside the store. Stallard is the father of Kellie Watson, Mayor Greg Fischer's Chief Equity Officer.
"We love Kellie Watson," Fischer said. "I visited with her and her family last night. She knows that we are here for her and her family, and we ask everyone to please respect their privacy."
"I really can't ever remember Maurice talking negatively about anybody. Never, over 50 years, never. it wasn't his personality. It wasn't his demeanor. it just wasn't Maurice. He was always trying to help somebody. Always," Jesse Kinzer, a friend of Stallard, said.
Vickie Lee Jones, 67, was also killed outside of the store.
"Wery sweet, very kind, compassionate person. She wouldn't hurt a fly, she was salt of the earth. A Christian woman, very kind and loving to her family so it's just kind of hard to grasp the situation right now," Kevin Gunn, a nephew of Vicki Jones, said.
Kevin Gunn says his aunt was one of seven and they just buried her brother and his uncle a few weeks ago.
Gunn said his family is really struggling to understand how or why something like this could happen, but they know Vickie would want everybody to continue loving one another and lifting each other up, regardless of our backgrounds.
Both Stallard and Jones died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Gregory Alan Bush, 51, of Louisville, is facing two counts of murder and 10 counts of wanton endangerment for the shooting.
WHAS11 will provide more updates on both the victims and the suspect as more information comes in.