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Baby delivered after mother shot, resident killed at Dosker Manor

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The shooting happened at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday in an elevator on the 12th floor of Building A of the Dosker Manor public housing apartments. The shooting happened at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday in an elevator on the 12th floor of Building A of the Dosker Manor public housing apartments.
LMPD Homicide Lt. Todd Kessinger LMPD Homicide Lt. Todd Kessinger
Richard Spencer (Source: LMDC) Richard Spencer (Source: LMDC)
Donnie Taylor Donnie Taylor

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A young woman and her newly-born child are likely to survive after the she suffered two bullet wounds to the abdomen in the shooting that took the life of a wheelchair-bound man, according to Louisville Metro Police.

The shooting happened at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday in an elevator on the 12th floor of Building A of the Dosker Manor public housing apartments.

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Both victims were taken to University of Louisville Hospital where doctors had to perform an emergency c-section to save the mother and her child.

"We don't think she (the new mother) was the intended target," LMPD Homicide Lt. Todd Kessinger said Wednesday.

Police identified the man who was killed after he was shot multiple times in the torso as Richard Spencer, 29.

Court records show Spencer was sentenced to five years in prison after convictions in 2007 for possessing cocaine, wanton endangerment and tampering with evidence.

Neither Kessinger nor the Housing Authority Director Tim Barry would say how long Spencer had lived in Dosker Manor.

But how did the shooter or shooters get to the victims?

"They (residents) do have a process of going in and out of buildings, so it's certainly something that we're looking at," said Lt. Kessinger. "But we're not ruling out that (the shooter) doesn't (live here)."

That would explain how the shooter or shooters got past what Barry insisted is a staffed, secured entrance.

"You've gotta have an ID to get in," said Donnie Taylor, a resident who has lived at Dosker Manor for more than 15 years. "They got cameras, yeah. They got cameras. In front of the elevators too, they see everything."

"I have not seen anything on video yet," Lt. Kessinger responded. "But that's not to say there isn't video."

"I'm comfortable saying there was a dispute, an ongoing dispute that led into the apartment," Lt. Kessinger said. "I can't get into what the dispute was over."

About all detectives will confirm is that the new mother, then 40-weeks pregnant, was standing near Spencer when both were shot.

"More than likely, wrong place, wrong time," Lt. Kessinger said. "They're both gonna do well."

Such words are welcoming for Taylor, who's not worried as much as resigned to the consequences of circumstance.

"You don't know what goes through somebody's mind," he said. "Anything's possible. We all could get it. Somebody shoot (sic) somebody. Whatever."

Police have not released the name of the mother who was shot. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the LMPD anonymous tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

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