LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - What led a worker from Kentucky Pump Supply armed with a gun is still a mystery to police at this point. "8:30 this morning we received a phone call from a female saying her estranged husband came into their business at 2320 Ampere Drive with an automatic rifle,." explains Jeffersontown Police Chief Rick Sanders.
Police say that woman who also worked at Kentucky Pump Supply and her husband, 39-year-old Scott Bozarth, were the only ones in the building at the time he came in with the AR 15. She was able to lock herself in a back room and heard the man fire a couple shots somewhere in the building.
"When we arrived we got her to exit the building and then we knew he was the only one remaining inside the building," said Sanders.
As soon as police set a perimeter and prepared to call in SWAT and evacuate the surrounding businesses, they were able to get Bozarth on the phone. He told police he shot himself in the leg and wanted them to come in to get him. Unsure of what he would do they told him he'd have to come to them.
"We asked him to come to a door so we could see him, then approach the building and take him into custody," said Sanders. "Officers did that. They approached the building. They were able to see him inside on the ground with the gunshot to the leg."
Bozarth was charged with wanton endangerment and taken to the hospital. His estranged wife was not hurt.