Shooting at Highlands store ends in crash and arrest

Shooting at Highlands store ends in crash and arrest
Published: Sep. 16, 2016 at 3:41 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2016 at 9:23 PM EDT
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LMPD officers arrested the suspect near 19th and Cedar. (Source: Air 3/WAVE 3 news)
LMPD officers arrested the suspect near 19th and Cedar. (Source: Air 3/WAVE 3 news)
A white car was involved in a crash near the area of 18th and Muhammad Ali. (Source: Air 3/WAVE...
A white car was involved in a crash near the area of 18th and Muhammad Ali. (Source: Air 3/WAVE 3 News)
Anthony Whiteside (Source: LMDC)
Anthony Whiteside (Source: LMDC)
The vehcile hit by the fleeing car came to rest on the sidewalk at 18th St. and Muhammad Ali...
The vehcile hit by the fleeing car came to rest on the sidewalk at 18th St. and Muhammad Ali Blvd. (Source: Air 3, WAVE 3 News)
The shooting happened at a Sprint store in teh 1400 block of Bardstown Road. (Source: WAVE 3...
The shooting happened at a Sprint store in teh 1400 block of Bardstown Road. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A bizarre shooting, chase and crash that began in the Highlands and ended in West Louisville left one man in jail and another in the hospital Friday.

It began just after 11 a.m. Friday morning in the 1400 block of Bardstown Road, went downtown and ended at 18th and Muhammad Ali Boulevard,  not far from the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Police arrested Anthony Whiteside, 31. They say they were able to take him into custody after a car-and-foot chase.

"It kind of sounded like a war zone, " said barber Eric Hansberry, who witnessed the crash on Ali. "We heard a big boom."

Police say it began when they got a call about a shooting at the Sprint store in a bustling part of the Highlands, near the intersection of Bardstown Road and Eastern Parkway.

"I wondered when I came out and saw all those (police) cars," neighbor Labib Shamioieh said.

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"It appears that somebody did enter the store and once they entered the store they fired multiple shots," LMPD Lt. Todd Kessinger said.

Police say that somebody was Whiteside and they don't believe it was a robbery because before pulling out a gun and shooting one man in the store, they say Whiteside was asking random questions.

Another person inside the store fell to the ground during the shooting and was treated in an ambulance.

Police say Whiteside fled the Sprint store, jumped in his car and was soon spotted by Louisville Metro Police Department officers. A pursuit began and Hansberry says he saw Whiteside crash into a car carrying two of his customers at the intersection of 18th and Muhammad Ali.

"The next thing you know, we saw the car flying through the air and land in the yard there and the guy jumped out and took off on foot," said Hansberry, whose black SUV that was parked across the street was also damaged in the crash.

Whiteside was arrested following a brief foot pursuit about two blocks away from the crash scene.

Hansberry's customers walked away from the crash.

"Our first concern was the welfare of them," he said, "Luckily no one was killed."

Hansberry says it really is very lucky because just a few months ago a bus-stop was right in the spot where Whiteside crashed. Police are trying to figure out if Whiteside knew the man he shot. That man suffered non-life threatening injuries and is being treated at university hospital.

Whiteside is charged with first-degree assault, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and numerous traffic violations. Police are still interviewing witnesses, but investigators believe an argument between the suspect and the victim led to the shooting.

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