Police: Man shot after breaking into home, undressing

Police: Man shot after breaking into home, undressing
Police responded to the scene in the Taylor Berry neighborhood Sunday morning. (Justin Hawkins)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville homeowner isn’t expected to be charged after police say he shot a man who broke into his house Sunday morning.

Metrosafe confirmed a call of a shooting call at the corner of Homeview Drive and Montana Avenue came in at 7:08 a.m. That’s in the Taylor Berry neighborhood, near Churchill Downs.

When police arrived on scene, they found one person, identified as Donald Oliver, shot at that location.

Donald Oliver (Source: LMDC)
Donald Oliver (Source: LMDC)

According to an arrest slip, Oliver went though a window of a home and went into an 11-year-old girl’s room. Once in the room he undressed and while undressing he dropped a bag of suspected heroin.

Police said Oliver then went into the kitchen of the home, wearing only his underwear, and encountered the homeowner.

The homeowner and Oliver got into an altercation and the homeowner yelled for his girlfriend to help. She retrieved a gun and gave it to the homeowner who was able to get up from underneath Oliver and he shot him several times, police said.

Oliver was taken to University Hospital for treatment with non-life-threatening injuries.

Oliver was booked into Louisville Metro Department of Corrections and charged with burglary, assault and possession of a controlled substance.

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