15-year-old shot and killed identified, suspect surrenders after hours-long standoff in Louisville

A teenager was shot and killed Friday evening on West Broadway.
A teenager was shot and killed Friday evening on West Broadway.(WAVE 3 News)
Published: Jun. 4, 2021 at 7:15 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 5, 2021 at 1:59 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A teenage boy shot and killed Friday evening on West Broadway has been identified by officials Saturday afternoon.

Demetri Rhodes, 15, from Louisville, died due to injuries sustained from the shooting, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

At about 5:45 p.m. Friday, dispatchers received reports of a person shot in the 4100 block of West Broadway between Chickasaw and Shawnee, LMPD Officer Beth Ruoff said. The teen victim was found dead inside of a home when officers arrived.

The suspect in the shooting was also inside of the home and refused to come out, Ruoff said. For several hours, as a hostage negotiation team worked to get the suspect out, several blocks of West Broadway were blocked off to the public.

Ruoff said the person of interest surrendered to police around 9:30 p.m.

The identities of the victim and the suspect have not been revealed.

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

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