LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man who fled from Waterfront Park on Memorial Day moments after police heard gunshots is facing charges.
James O Kinnedy, 26, of Louisville, was arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, tampering with physical evidence, fleeing and evading police, and careless driving.
Around 10 p.m., a Louisville Metro police detective heard shots coming from a parking lot and saw a gray Ford Taurus leave at a high rate of speed, according to an arrest report. The car quickly pulled over and the driver, Kinnedy, ran on foot. He was arrested after surrendering to police a short time later at Floyd St. and Witherspoon St.
Detectives said Kinnedy appeared to drop something running. A 9mm handgun was later found inside the bag after it was recovered.
Kinnedy, who is being held on $2,500 bond at Louisville Metro Corrections, is not charged in any of the shootings