Police investigate fatal shooting in Shawnee neighborhood

Police investigate fatal shooting in Shawnee neighborhood

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro police are trying to determine what led to the shooting death of a man in the Shawnee neighborhood and the person who pulled the trigger.

Alicia Smiley, a LMPD spokeswoman, said officers were called around 10:30 a.m. to a home in the 3800 block of W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. on a report of a shooting. Inside the home they found the body of a man. Smiley said officers believe he had been involved in some type of altercation.

Neighbors say the victim was just getting settled.

"He just moved his stuff in yesterday from what I'm understanding," Jeff Nutgrass, who knows the victim, said. "'I'd seen him yesterday, we were talking. He was perfectly fine."

Gary Miller owns the property. He describes it as a "rooming house." He says four people live there.

"They've got their own house, but everybody comes out of the same area to leave the house," Miller said.

Miller says he was told the fight started after the victim's dog was bothering one of the other tenants. He says animals are not even supposed to be living in the house.

"I found out today about the dogs," Miller said.

Animal control removed several dogs from the home and police took several people in for questioning.

"Our second division officers have located, as well as detained, and transported several witnesses," Smiley said. "They have been taken downtown to headquarters."

Those who know the victim say it's still hard to understand why this happened.

"He didn't know anybody," Nutgrass said. "He just moved in."

At this point no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Tip Line at 574-LMPD (5673).

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