Officer responding to the deadly shooting scene suffered minor injuries in a crash in front of the crime scene.
Officers outside the home on Duncan St. where the murder occurred.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro Police are investigating a shooting death in the Portland neighborhood and the crash of two LMPD cars that were headed to that scene.
MetroSafe received a 911 call reporting the shooting at in the 2600 block of Duncan Street around 4:45 p.m. Alicia Smiley, a LMPD spokesperson, said the victim, an African American woman, was found dead in the rear of the home from a single gunshot wound.
Smiley said they have yet to identify the woman and do not have an approximate age.
"We are talking to people who were inside the residence trying to find
get some more details, we've also taken three people downtown, again
just talking with them at this point and what other type of movement led
up to this homicide investigation," said Smiley.
Shortly after receiving the call about the shooting, two LMPD cars responding to the scene crashed into each other at the intersection of 26th and Duncan resulting minor injuries to the officers.
Smiley said the police units were both turning west onto Duncan from 26th Street at the time of the crash. A third vehicle, a Nissan SUV, was also was involved making minor front end contact with one of the police cars. The driver of the SUV was not hurt.
The woman's death is being investigated by the LMPD Homicide Unit, while the LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating the crash. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the LMPD Crime Tip Line at 574-LMPD (5673). All calls to the Crime Tip Line are anonymous.