Coroner releases ID after 1 killed, 1 injured in 19th St. shooting


by Brooke Hasch

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 4:13 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 2 at 8:24 AM

Deadly shooting at 19th, Madison

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Jefferson County Coroner has released the name of the man killed after an overnight shooting in West Louisville.

Arlan D. White, 28, died at University Hospital after police found him laying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound Tuesday morning. It happened around 1:30 a.m. at 19th and Madison streets.

Neighbors say they awoke to at least four gunshots and watched a car speed away from the scene.

Howard Spencer and his fiancé, Phyllis Compton, have lived on this street for the last few months. The couple admits they were warned this wasn't the safest neighborhood.

"We heard gunshots when we first moved down here," Compton said.

Those same sounds jolted Compton out of bed Tuesday.

"I heard four shots," Compton said.

With no sign of trouble outside her window, she dismissed the noise and went back to bed.

"I thought it was just fireworks, since the Fourth of July's coming up. Then, my fiancé woke me up and said, 'look at all the police out front,'" Compton said. "I saw them lift him up and put him on a stretcher. He was gasping for air. He could hardly breathe."

White died just after 2 a.m. It's unknown what part he played in the shooting.

"That's sad, so sad. He was young. 28, that's young," Compton said.

A short time later, police said a woman showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound to her foot. She was treated for minor injuries.

Police believe the shootings are related. No arrests have been made, if you have any information, you're urged to call 502-574-LMPD.


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