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UPDATE: Beechmont neighborhood raid connected to homicide case

A home on Ottawa Ave in the Beechmont neighborhood was raided on Tuesday morning. (Source: WAVE 3 News/ Kasey Cunningham) A home on Ottawa Ave in the Beechmont neighborhood was raided on Tuesday morning. (Source: WAVE 3 News/ Kasey Cunningham)
Police say they were searching a home in connection to a homicide case. (Source: WAVE 3 News/ Kasey Cunningham) Police say they were searching a home in connection to a homicide case. (Source: WAVE 3 News/ Kasey Cunningham)
LMPD also confirmed an active warrant was served in one of the homes police raided. (Source: WAVE 3 News/ Kasey Cunningham) LMPD also confirmed an active warrant was served in one of the homes police raided. (Source: WAVE 3 News/ Kasey Cunningham)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It wasn't a normal wake up call on Tuesday morning in the Beechmont neighborhood.

"It sounded like a factory explosion," one neighbor who didn't want to be identified on camera said. "I don't know what it was."

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Around 6 a.m., neighbors say they were woken up by a loud flash bang. When they looked outside, they saw police entering a home on Ottawa Avenue. 

Officers were searching a home on Ottawa Avenue in connection to a homicide case, according to an arrest report.

Louisville Metro Police arrested the homeowner, Thomas Lanham, for possession of a stolen firearm and trafficking marijuana. According to the arrest report, LMPD SWAT was serving a warrant on Ottawa Avenue in regards to a homicide case.

LMPD confirmed to WAVE 3 News they raided at least two homes on the street. Police also confirmed there is an ongoing narcotics investigation at one of the homes they raided. They spent hours at the homes on Tuesday, gathering information, taking photos and collecting items. 

K-9 officers were seen scouring the back yard of one of the homes. 

Some neighbors WAVE 3 News spoke with said they were surprised at the police activity in their neighborhood.

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"Never had a problem. It stays quiet around here. I walk a lot and feel safe walking," said the neighbor.

Police also confirmed an active warrant was served in one of the homes police raided. 

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