LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – An arrest warrant has provided more information about the June 7 shooting on the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265) that injured a man driving on the interstate.
The warrant states that Jasmin Osmanovic, 23, was in the backyard of a friend's home that sits near the Snyder when he fired a .45 caliber handgun twice in the direction of the freeway.
One of the bullets struck a car heading westbound on the Snyder near the Smyrna Road exit. The man and his two children, ages 11 and 12, were in car. The bullet came through the front passenger side door where the 11 year old was sitting and struck his father in the arm and chest.
The victim said he heard a noise and realized that he had been shot. He was able to pull the car over and call 911. Neither of the children was injured.
Steven Doebler owns the house on Maple Road where the gun was fired. He says he was on his way home from work when a man was shot on I-265 on Saturday. A couple days later a police detective was knocking on his door.
"We walked all the way back to the back and one of the officers found a shell casing and they went from there," said Doebler. "I never dreamed that it was from right here."
Osmanovic surrendered to police Wednesday night one day after he was named a suspect. Doebler says has only met Osmanovic a couple times and says he was visiting a woman who stayed at Doebler's house over the weekend.
"I didn't even know the guy," said Doebler. "I didn't even know his name, the only thing I knew him by was Jay and like I said I didn't care much for him to begin with."
Behind Doebler's house sits about an acre of land. He says they've never fired guns back there before and can't imagine why Osmanovic would bring a 45 caliber handgun to his house. Doebler's young grandchildren live with him.
According to the warrant, Osmanovic told a witness, the friend he had been visiting what happened and said he needed to get rid of the gun and leave Kentucky.
The wounded man was treated at University of Louisville Hospital for his injuries. The bullet remains lodged in the victim's chest and cannot be removed.
Osmanovic is charged with assault, wanton endangerment and criminal mischief. He pled not guilty at his arraignment on June 12. Bond was set at $50,000 cash. The next court date for Osmanovic is scheduled for June 23.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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