Father shot, killed in home invasion in Louisville's East End

Father shot, killed in home invasion in Louisville's East End
William Clay III (Source: Family friend)
William Clay III (Source: Family friend)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police have identified the man shot overnight during a home invasion in Louisville's East End.

The victim, William Clay III, died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the coroner's report.

Clay's family told WAVE3 News that he owned and lived in the home that was broken into. The victim was a husband and father, his family said.

According to MetroSafe, the call came in just after 3 a.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Heafer Road, near La Grange Road.

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Clay was found shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

LMPD Spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said the initial investigation indicated that the incident was a home invasion that resulted in the victim's death.

Mitchell confirmed other people were in the home at the time of the shooting but no one else was injured, police said.

"There were other people inside the home, other family members, but no one else was hurt," Mitchell said.

Crime scene tape blocked the home off North English Station Road for almost seven hours.

The coroner took the victim's body out of the home around 10:30 a.m.

The home is located near Berrytown Park. In the past six months there have been a couple of other burglaries nearby, but none of them resulted in a homicide investigation.

So far LMPD said they have no suspects in the shooting.

Those with information about the shooting are asked to call 574-LMPD.

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