Man fleeing Waterfront Park after gunshots found with gun

Updated: May. 30, 2017 at 1:37 PM EDT
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James Kinnedy (source: LMDC)
James Kinnedy (source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man who fled from Waterfront Park on Memorial Day moments after police heard gunshots is facing charges.

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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.

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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.

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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

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