Paducah man accused of shooting, killing special education teacher

Paducah teacher murdered

PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - A man is accused of shooting and killing a special education teacher.

An autopsy was completed on Thursday, May 14. According to Coroner Amanda Melton, the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

Kelvin Lamont Richardson, 56, was charged with murder, first-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and violation of an interpersonal protective order.

Police responded to the 1600 block of Harrison Street just before 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 and found a woman with a gunshot wound lying in the yard of a home on Fountain Avenue, and a man leaving the area on a bicycle.

Witnesses gave police a description of the suspect, and officers caught him a few block away. After a brief chase, he surrendered to police on 12th Street.

Police say they recovered a .357-caliber handgun from him.

McCracken County coroner Amanda Melton pronounced the woman, Carrie D. “CD” McCord, 56, dead at the scene.

According to police, Richardson told them McCord tried to help him adjust to life outside of prison. In March, Richardson said he began “causing problems for the victim and she obtained an interpersonal protective order to keep him away from her and her home.”

They say Richardson told them he got the handgun and went to McCord’s home on Tuesday intending to kill her and three neighbors who apparently intervened in an earlier incident.

He said he confronted McCord on her back porch, and demanded she call the neighbors outside so he could kill them. He told police she repeatedly refused, so he said he shot her and left the scene on a bicycle.

Richardson was booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail on Tuesday evening.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and other charges are possible.

According to police, Richardson was released from prison on parole and assigned to the Keeton Correctional Center in Paducah on February 19, 2019. The Department of Corrections ordered him released from Keeton on May 31, 2019, to a home in the 3700 block of Hinkleville Road.

Richardson completed his parole in August 2019.

They say he has a lengthy criminal history, which included multiple violent felonies.

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