Bullet fires into home with 5 children inside during armed robbery

Bullet fires into home with 5 children inside during armed robbery
Thomas Lamar Henning (Source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects wearing black masks before shots were fired into a nearby apartment filled with children, according to Louisville Metro police.

On Nov. 19 police said a man was approached by two people wearing black masks, one of whom asked him to borrow a lighter. Meanwhile, the other person approached the man from behind, pointed a gun at him and demanded all his valuables, according to police.

The victim pulled out his own gun before one of the suspects shot at him. A bullet went through the victim's clothing and into his car.

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According to police, the victim fired back at the suspects while they were running away. An arrest warrant revealed a bullet shot by the victim accidentally went inside an apartment unit on Crums Lane. LMPD said there was one adult inside, along with five children. No injuries were reported from inside the home.

While the victim was driving away, police said the suspects shot at him. During all of this, one of the suspects, Thomas Lamar Henning, 22, was shot by the victim, according to LMPD.

An arrest warrant states both suspects went to University of Louisville Hospital to get treatment for Henning's gunshot wound. Meanwhile, the suspects' gun was found inside a garbage can behind a nearby liquor store, according to LMPD.

Police impounded the car the suspects drove to the hospital, a silver Impala. Inside the Impala detectives found marijuana, several white pills and black masks. The masks matched a description given to police describing the suspects' appearances during the alleged robbery.

Henning was arrested 16 days later near the 5000 block of Stephan Drive.

Henning was booked into Louisville Metro Department of Corrections with a $50,000 bond. He's charged with seven counts of wanton endangerment, robbery, possession of a handgun by convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a controlled substance and marijuana.

The other suspect, Deontae Dobson, was taken into custody on a bench warrant after he drove Henning to the hospital.

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