of the Shepherdsville neighborhood are in shock tonight as they try to come to terms with the unexpected violent crime that occurred. According to the police, two young boys were tragically killed by their own mother.
Our top story tonight on WHS 119 team, I’m Doug Profit. Our team, including Conor Stefan and photojournalist Addy Hill, is in Bullitt County speaking to neighbors and investigators. Regardless of where you live, no one anticipates something like this happening, but especially not in a close-knit community like this one.
The community is struggling to cope with the heartbreaking loss of two young lives. Imagine putting yourself in their shoes, realizing that this tragedy could happen to anyone. Even the officers who tried to rescue the boys are deeply affected by this horrific incident. It’s the part of their job that they dread, the part they hope to never witness throughout their entire career. Police responded to a residence on Bentwood Drive around 11 on Wednesday morning.
They quickly rushed the two young boys, aged 6 and N, to the hospital. The boys were still alive when they arrived at the hospital, but unfortunately, they couldn’t be saved.
The authorities have charged their mother, Tiffany Lucas, a 32-year-old woman, with two counts of murder. Currently, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s office is not disclosing any details about what led up to the shooting or Lucas’s motive.
She is currently in custody at the Bullitt County Detention Center. Whether this tragedy is a result of mental illness, pure evil, or a combination of both, it is a devastating outcome. The gravity of the situation cannot be emphasized enough.
Neighbors express their deep sadness and shock, as it was just yesterday that they saw the boys happily playing outside. A long-time neighbor, who wishes to remain anonymous, shares how the neighborhood is reacting and speaks to the sense of despair that has overcome the community. It is upsetting for everyone to hear about such a tragedy involving innocent children. The house on Bentwood Drive now stands empty, serving as a haunting reminder of the loss suffered by the community. In times like these, it is important to cherish and protect our loved ones, hoping that nothing as tragic as this ever happens to anyone else.
During this difficult time, the memories of the two young lives lost will remain close to the hearts of all those who knew them, including their schoolmates, friends, and family. We have also looked into Lucas’s criminal record and found previous charges related to drug offenses, with the most recent being in 2018 when she pleaded guilty to drug possession. However, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office has chosen not to disclose any further information about Lucas’s current state of mind. She is scheduled to appear in court for her arraignment tomorrow..