Man shot, killed in Russell neighborhood identified

Man shot, killed in Russell neighborhood identified
The shooting was reported near the intersection of 19th and Chestnut streets around 12:15 a.m. Friday, Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell said. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A man who died after he was shot in the Russell neighborhood has been identified.

The shooting was reported near the intersection of 19th and Chestnut streets around 12:15 a.m. Friday, Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.

When officers arrived, they found a man, identified as Diontaye Petty, 26, had been shot.

Petty was pronounced dead at the scene.

The LMPD Homicide Unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

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