Triple homicide caught on video surveillance

January 26, 2019 | 3:04 am

Updated January 26, 2019 | 11:04 am

Graphic by Owensboro Times

An Owensboro Police Department affidavit requesting a search warrant reveals details about a home security system that caught the Owensboro triple-homicide on camera.

The affidavit was filed on Jan. 18, 2019 and states that the affiant and other detectives secured the scene and issued a search warrant. After the search warrant was executed, a security system was seized from the residence at 940 Audubon Avenue, where the shooting of 4 people had occurred.

The affidavit also states that further information identified Cylar Shemwell as a person of interest in the shooting. After receiving information that Shemwell was located at 1824 Asbury Place, police conducted a “knock and talk” in locating Shemwell. Arnett Baines was also at the residence with Shemwell.

Shemwell and Baines were taken into custody for outstanding warrants.

The security system was downloaded during further investigation and provided video footage of the shooting of three individuals inside the home at Audubon Ave.

According to the affidavit, both Shemwell and Baines were detected on the video footage to have been inside the residence and involved in the homicides. After the footage was reviewed, Shemwell and Baines were arrested on charges of three counts of murder and one count of first-degree assault.

A search warrant was executed and, aside from the video footage, property searched included items in vehicles and a red “CEO” hooded jacket that police found Baines had been wearing in the videos, but had changed out of after leaving the residence.

January 26, 2019 | 3:04 am

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