Suspect in Berea shooting arrested in Louisville

Matthew Denholm in the custody of Jeffersontown Police
Matthew Denholm in the custody of Jeffersontown Police
Chief Richard Sanders
Chief Richard Sanders
Rachelle Grigsby
Rachelle Grigsby

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The man suspected in a shooting Monday morning in Berea has been caught in Louisville. Matthew Denholm was captured near the intersection of Hurstbourne Parkway and Shelbyville Road by jeffersontown and Louisville Metro officers.

Denholm is accused of shooting two people, killing one of them and injuring the other, at an apartment above a law office just after 7 a.m..

Jeffersontown Police Chief Rick Sanders says his department was notified Monday morning that Denholm may have been headed to the Jeffersontown area. Shortly after, officers noticed a black vehicle acting suspicious near Hurstbourne Parkway. Sanders said Jeffersontown officers called for back and received assistance from Louisville Metro Police. When officers turned on their lights and sirens trying to get Denholm to stop, police say he fled.

"There were guns drawn the cops were everywhere," said Rachelle Grigsby, who saw it all go down. "There was a black car. I didn't know who was in it or what was going on. I just heard the cops yelling at him get out of the car get on the ground."

Over a dozen police cars surrounded Denholm at the intersection of Hurstbourne Parkway and Shelbyville Road. Jeffersontown Police Chief Rick Sanders says Denholm refused to get out of his vehicle, which lead to a standoff.

"About ten minutes after the confrontation the subject then opened the driver door, then exited the vehicle," said Sanders. "Officers showed restraint and got him out of the car without firing a shot."

Sanders said they did recover a weapon from Denholm's car. Our camera was there as the car was being towed away.

"It was really intense and crazy, especially this part of town you never see something like that," said Grigsby.

Matthew Denholm is charged with wanton endangerment, fleeing and evading police, and tampering with physical evidence.

Also taken into custody were the two other people in Denholm's car, his brother, 20-Year-old Ryan Denholm, and 31-year-old Sherry Bratten.  Police did not say what Bratten relationship is with the Denholm's.

Ryan Denholm and Bratten are facing hindering apprehension and tampering with physical evidence charges.  They were interviewed by Berea Police who arrived in Louisville Monday.

Matthew Denholm's murder charge will come from Berea Police.

All three suspects have criminal backgrounds.  They were taken to Louisville Metro Corrections and will be arraigned Tuesday.

The three will eventually be handed over to Berea police.

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