Man charged with murder in connection to 28th & Elliott shooting

Published: Oct. 19, 2017 at 11:38 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2017 at 5:52 PM EDT
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One person was shot in the area of 28th Street and Elliott Avenue on Thursday. (Source: Greg...
One person was shot in the area of 28th Street and Elliott Avenue on Thursday. (Source: Greg Schapker/WAVE 3 News)
Montrell Matthews (Source: LMDC)
Montrell Matthews (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man was charged with murder in connection to a shooting in the Russell neighborhood.

Louisville Metro Police Department officers were called to the area of 28th Street and Elliott Avenue at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

When they arrived, they found one man who had been shot. The victim was pronounced dead at University Hospital.

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Montrell Matthews, 34, was taken into custody following the shooting, according to an arrest slip. Police said they observed Matthews holding a handgun.

Matthews was booked into Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. His bond was set at $10,000.

The victim was identified as Dominique Denning, 27, of Louisville. He lived two blocks from the shooting scene, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

Police said new ShotSpotter technology alerted them to the shooting.

"This was a ShotSpotter run," LMPD spokesman Sgt. John Bradley said. "One of the things that ShotSpotter has done is give us the capability to get to a scene maybe a lot quicker than maybe we used to do."

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