Three suspects in the Thursday slaying of Edward Lee “Dickie” Whiteside, 64, were arrested about 3 p.m. Friday by Bowling Green Police.

C.J. Antonio Bunton, 19, 1367 Clay St., B-2, Hummingbird Place Apartments, was arrested, along with two 16-year-olds from Bowling Green, police announced. Bunton is charged with tampering with physical evidence; one juvenile is charged with murder, and the other with complicity to murder.

All three were arrested without incident, and police recovered what they believe is the murder weapon, said Officer Barry Pruitt, police spokesman.

City officers responded at 1:33 a.m. to a report of a gunshot being fired. They found Whiteside dead inside the two-story brick house at 1268 Kentucky St., which is divided into several apartments. He had been killed by a shotgun blast to the chest.

Police have been called to that address at least a dozen times in three years to deal with assaults, thefts and drug incidents, though none of those involved Whiteside, according to published police reports.

The body of Whiteside, a dishwasher at several local restaurants, was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for an autopsy.

Bunton is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. The juveniles are lodged in the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center.

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