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Suspect in I-265 shooting in custody

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Jasmin Osmanovic (Source: LMPD) Jasmin Osmanovic (Source: LMPD)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Neighbors were relieved after the suspect accused of shooting a man who was driving on the Gene Snyder Freeway this weekend turned himself in on Wednesday.

Jasmin Osmanovic, 23, surrendered at police headquarters around 4 p.m. Wednesday, said Dwight Mitchell, a spokesman for Louisville Metro Police.

Officers booked Osmanovic into jail, and he now faces a charge of first degree assault and two counts of wanton endangerment in connection with the shooting.

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A bullet from a large caliber handgun blew through a car door and injured a man who was driving on the Snyder Freeway, or Interstate 265, between the Smyrna Parkway and Preston Highway exits. The man's children, who were inside the car, were uninjured.

"With my kids, it makes me feel better that he's not out there," said Alex Burton, who lives nearby. "It could've been me and my kids in that car when it happened."

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Metro Police thanked its Seventh Division officers and the public for providing tips in the case, but Mitchell declined to make other details about the case available.

Police on Tuesday named Osmanovic as their suspect, releasing his photo and the description of the car they believed he was driving.

"I didn't know if someone was sitting there trying to (shoot) people or if it was a specific target," said Laighla Travis, who drives to work on the Snyder Freeway. "I'm glad it's not going on anymore."

Osmanovic has a court appearance scheduled for Thursday morning.

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