LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The man charged with shooting a motorist on the Gene Snyder over the weekend faced a judge Thursday morning.
Police said Jasmin Osmanovic fired several shots from the backyard of a home in the 9000 block of Maple Road near the Smyrna Road exit on I-265.
Osmanovic is charged with assault, wanton endangerment and criminal mischief. Police records allege he shot a .45 caliber handgun from a backyard into the passenger door of a victim’s car, missing the victim’s 11-year-old son sitting in the front seat. A 12-year-old riding the back seat was not hurt either.
Steven Doebel said police found a bullet casing from the shooting in his backyard. He said he had no idea that the shooting took place at his home until police knocked on his door.
According to Doebel, Osmanovic was a friend of a woman who lives at the home. "I never liked the guy from the first time I laid eyes on him,” Doebel said. “I said stay away from that guy because he looks like trouble to me."
According to the police report, the victim was traveling southbound on the interstate toward the Preston Highway exit when he was shot. The victim told police he heard a noise and then realized he had been shot.
Police said the driver was wounded in his arm and chest.
According to court documents, “the bullet remains lodged in the victim’s chest and cannot be removed.” Court documents also show Osmanovic told a witness that he needed to get rid of the gun and leave Kentucky.
Osmanovic turned himself into police on Wednesday.