Suspect charged in fatal I-71 shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Louisville Police have charged a man in connection with a shooting death on Interstate 71 Wednesday morning.

Louisville ABC affiliate WHAS11 reports that 43-year-old Christopher McCullum is facing a charge of murder after police say he was traveling southbound on I-71 and fired a gun into another vehicle also traveling southbound, killing a man.  His name was not released.

The southbound lanes of Interstate 71 were closed for about five hours while police investigated.

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According to WHAS11, this is not McCullum’s first time in trouble with the law.  The TV station reports that last October he was charged with possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.

The television station says the October arrest report shows McCullum was pulled over for a shattered front windshield, then the officer reportedly saw a 9mm bullet loose on the floor board. 

The broadcast report says McCullum was found to have a baggie of marijuana, a crossbow, 2 rifles (1 loaded) and four loaded handguns in his van without a conceal carry license. WHAS11 reports that McCullum pleaded guilty to an amended drug charge and that the weapons charge was dismissed.