LMPD: Victim was armed during attempted robbery at Cherokee Triangle

LMPD confirmed the victim in the Cherokee Triangle shooting, 30-year-old Jason Spencer, was carrying a gun and did fire back at the suspects, hitting a 15-year-old.

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – The man who was fatally shot at Cherokee Triangle on Sunday, Nov. 5, was armed, according to police, and the police believe he shot the suspect during the attempted robbery.

Thirty-year-old Jason Spencer was walking with his wife after visiting relatives in the area on Sunday. Just after 7 p.m. an altercation occurred with a 15-year-old, who is in custody, and another male, who police are looking for now.

Shots were fired during the altercation and the 15-year-old was injured and Spencer was fatally wounded.

The 15-year-old was later found at 11th and Hill streets. He is being treated at the hospital for his injuries but is also under police custody. 

A description of the second male has not been released.

Spencer and his wife were just recently married. A vigil was held in honor of Spencer Monday night.

Another vigil will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Christ Church United Methodist on Brownsboro Road for Spencer. 

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