Man who died after killing suspected robber at his home identified

Published: Jun. 24, 2017 at 4:36 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2017 at 11:06 PM EDT
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Shaleta Harris (Source: LMDC)
Shaleta Harris (Source: LMDC)
Lyndia Yarnell (Source: LMDC)
Lyndia Yarnell (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man who police said shot two robbery suspects - killing one of them - Friday evening at his home before dying of gunshot wounds they inflicted upon him has been identified.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office said Charles E. Cavanaugh Jr., 39, died of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and extremities.

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Three people are facing charges as a result of the incident, which happened about 6 p.m. Friday in the 2400 block of West Jefferson Street in the Russell neighborhood.

Investigators have learned a total of four people went to the Cavanaugh's apartment to rob him. Police said Cavanaugh was shot by three of the suspects. the fourth remained outdoors during the incident.

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Cavanaugh returned fire and hit two of the suspects, Milik Lewis, 20, and Marlon Carpenter, 26. Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene. Carpenter showed up at University of Louisville Hospital a short time later with a gunshot wound to the chest. Police said he is expected to survive.

Cavanaugh was taken to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room.

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Two other suspects in the robbery have been identified by police as Shaleta Harris, 30, and Lyndia Yarnell, 22. Both are charged with complicity to commit murder and robbery, as well as tampering with physical evidence.

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