74-year-old killed by stray bullet while watching shooting unfold outside home identified

74-year-old killed by stray bullet while watching shooting unfold outside home, LMPD confirms

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A 74-year-old man who police said was likely killed by a stray bullet in the Shawnee neighborhood has been identified.

Officers received a ShotSpotter call in the 600 block of South 41st Street around 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 21, Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they found a home with an open door and shattered glass. Herbert Daniels was found inside, shot.

Smiley said Daniels died as police officers attempted to save his life.

The initial investigation indicated two groups were shooting in the area. Daniels, she said, was likely killed by a stray bullet as he looked outside to see what was going on.

Smiley said the victim did not appear to have fired a shot during the altercation and was an “uninvolved party.”

Anyone with further information is asked to call the LMPD Anonymous Tip Line at (502) 574-LMPD.

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