13-year-old shot in Newburg, relative facing assault charge

Arrest made in Newburg shooting

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- One person is in custody after a 2 a.m. shooting on Rustic Way that injured a female relative. 

The Louisville Metro Police Department said the victim is a 13-year-old female. She is in stable condition at the hospital.

The relative, 18-year-old Davon Powell, is charged with assault, LMPD said. A police report stated Powell was wantonly handling a firearm when it discharged and hit the 13-year-old inside a residence. Police said Powell then ran from the scene and threw the firearm in some bushes nearby.  

Powell was arrested after a short chase. 

The police report states Powell admitted to the shooting and said he ran away because he feared the firearm was stolen. 

Police said at the time of his arrest that could not be confirmed. 



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