A man serving prison time in the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex for a Bowling Green robbery was served Tuesday with a Logan County grand jury indictment warrant on charges of murder, first-degree robbery and nine counts of wanton endangerment.

Demetrius Ulysses Roberson, 23, formerly of Bowling Green, is accused of killing Lexus Bell on Aug. 21, 2016, according to a Russellville Police Department news release.

Russellville police Detective Kenneth Edmonds presented the case to a grand jury July 28. Roberson was served with the warrant at the prison.

Bell, 21, of Russellville, was found shot inside her apartment at 6B Robinwood Apartments, 260 Highland Lick Road. Russellville police had been dispatched to the area on a shots fired call. Bell later died at Logan Memorial Hospital.

Roberson is accused of shooting Bell as she was holding her infant son, Russellville Police Chief Victor Shifflett said. The nine counts of wanton endangerment stem from an accusation that after Bell’s shooting, Roberson opened fire on nine children who were in the apartment with Bell.

Police said the children were having a sleepover at Bell’s apartment on the night of the homicide. She had planned to take all of the children the next day to Chuck E. Cheese’s in Bowling Green for a birthday party for one of the children.

Also on Tuesday, Reba S. Kirk, 31, of Bowling Green, was served with an indictment warrant in the same homicide on charges of murder and complicity to first-degree robbery, according to the release.

She was lodged in the Logan County Detention Center, where she is being held in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond, court and online jail records show.

Kirk will be arraigned at 8:13 a.m. Thursday, according to court records.

Court records don’t yet show when Roberson will be arraigned.

Bell attended Russellville High School where she was a cheerleader, according to her online obituary.

She worked for two years as a manager at a fast-food restaurant.

The police department expects additional arrests in the case, Shifflett said.

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