Police: Woman shoots man who tried to rob her

Police: Woman shoots man who tried to rob her

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man was shot after he allegedly tried to rob a woman in downtown Louisville.

According to Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley, a woman was sitting in her vehicle in the parking garage near the intersection of 5th and Jefferson Streets when a man with a knife approached her then demanded money and her purse, around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The woman pulled out a gun and shot the man. The man fled to the PNC Plaza where he stopped and police were called, Smiley said. The woman also flagged down police.

The man was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. Smiley said his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

No charges have been filed against the woman.

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