MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Two people are in custody in connection to a double homicide investigation.
Mykweze D. Cox, 23, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and felon in possession of a handgun.
Alexis Graham, 21, was charged with two counts of complicity to first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery.
A McCracken County deputy sheriff was dispatched to the College Avenue apartments around 7:57 p.m. on Saturday, August 22 for a report of people at the apartment that were not supposed to be there.
Deputies say at 8:08 p.m. a neighbor called 911 and reported shots had been fired.
At this same time, a deputy sheriff was arriving on scene and discovered the victims inside the apartment.
Deputies were able to get a description of both individuals that were believed to be involved in the incident and identify one of them by name.
One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene and the second victim was taken to an area hospital.
Despite the efforts of emergency professionals, the second victim died from his injuries also.
At 9:02 pm, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office learned a woman matching the description of one of the individuals that had fled the scene was seen in the area of 500 Columbus Avenue, which is a very short distance from where the shooting had occurred.
McCracken County Deputies and Paducah Police K-9 Officers responded to the area.
K-9 officers found the first suspect, Mykweze Cox, of Houston Texas.
According to deputies, Cox was taken into custody without incident and immediately made statements pertaining to him being the shooter.
The second person of interest was identified as being Alexis Graham, also of Texas.
Deputies say she was found 8 minutes later at 9:40 and taken into custody without incident.
They said Cox admitted that he had discarded the weapon used in the shooting and agreed to point out the area he believed it was.
In a thicket near where Cox was arrested, police found the semi-automatic handgun in question.
The weapon had rounds remaining in the magazine and one chambered.
Both Cox and Graham were taken to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office to be interviewed.
Deputies say Graham admitted that she went with Cox to the apartment in question to collect some money that was allegedly owed.
At some point both, Cox and Graham entered the apartment and proceeded to a locked bedroom.
Cox allegedly went into the bedroom at which time a verbal argument ensued.
Deputies say Cox admitted that the victims told them to leave the apartment and they refused unless they collected their money
They say Cox also admitted that he was at the apartment to collect for a drug debt.
As the altercation escalated, it resulted in Cox firing multiple rounds at both victims.
Detectives later found the vehicle that Cox and Graham they drove to the apartment, a 2001 BMW.
They say it is believed Cox and Graham were disoriented after they left the apartment and could not find the vehicle, which resulted in them fleeing the scene on foot.
The victims in this case were identified as Justice Hicks, 23, and Victor E. Moore, 31, both of Paducah.
Both Cox and Graham were taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.
The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Paducah police, Mercy Regional EMS and the McCracken County Coroner’s Office.