LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Police say three people are facing charges following an attempted robbery that left two dead including the victim in the Russell neighborhood Friday.
When officers arrived at the scene in the 2400 block of West Jefferson Street, they found a victim and a suspect with gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as 39-year-old Charles Cavanaugh, was transported to University Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead shortly after. The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Milik Lewis, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to a preliminary investigation, police believe the shooting stemmed from an attempted robbery. Police say 26-year-old Marlon Carpenter, 30-year-old Shalita Harris along with Lewis, all came to the Cavanaugh’s apartment armed with handguns and a rifle, in an attempt to rob him.
Police say that’s when gunfire was exchanged with the three suspects shooting the Cavanaugh. Police said Cavanaugh returned gunfire which hit Carpenter and Lewis.
Harris and Carpenter fled the scene. He was identified by police as showing up to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Police did make a fourth arrest in the robbery incident. Lyndia Yarnell, 22, is charged with complicity to murder and robbery.
The victim has yet to be identified.
The investigation is ongoing.
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