Suspect in southwest Louisville shooting arrested after 5-hour SWAT standoff

Updated: Jul. 6, 2019 at 1:24 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Police and SWAT responded to a shooting in southwest Louisville at a neighborhood of mobile homes.

SWAT, police and EMS are all on the scene. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
SWAT, police and EMS are all on the scene. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

It was reported just before 6:15 p.m. in the 7800 block of St. Andrews Church Road, MetroSafe confirmed. That’s the Cardinal Mobile Home Park near Arnoldtown Road, east of Dixie Highway.

Emergency crews arrived to find a man who had been shot in the back.

Police said the suspect and victim both live in the park and got into a fight, which led to the shooting.

Crews rushed the victim to University Hospital and he is expected to survive, police said.

Shortly after the shooting was reported, SWAT was also called to the scene.

Police confirmed the suspected shooter barricaded himself in a trailer by himself, with a gun. SWAT surrounded the home for nearly five hours.

Around 11 p.m., the suspect surrendered to police without any issues, police said. Officers recovered a weapon from his home.

Police arrested the suspect, 55-year-old Robert Perry. He will face numerous charges.

Anyone with information on this crime should call the anonymous police tipline at 502-574-LMPD (5673).

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