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Police: Cherokee Triangle murder victim was armed, returned fire

Updated: Nov. 7, 2017 at 11:12 AM EST
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Newlywed Jason Spencer was shot and killed during what police say was an attempted robbery....
Newlywed Jason Spencer was shot and killed during what police say was an attempted robbery. (Source: Jeff Ross)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The man who died after he was shot in the Cherokee Triangle neighborhood was armed with a gun and returned fire, hitting one of the suspects, according to Louisville Metro police.

Homicide Unit detectives confirmed Jason Spencer, 30, returned fire after he was shot in the 1200 block of Everett Avenue around 8 p.m. Sunday, LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.

The suspect who was hit, a 15-year-old male, was located shortly after the Everett Avenue shooting near 11th and Hill streets.

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The suspect had non-life threatening injuries.

Spencer was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, Spencer was walking with his wife when they encountered the 15-year-old and a second suspect.

Police are still searching for the second suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

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