Suspect info released in Shepherdsville Rd. shooting

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by Whitney Harding

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 17 at 10:22 PM

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-- New details were released Tuesday about a suspect from the Willow Creek Apartments shooting.

Tuesday afternoon police issued a warrant for 22-year-old Quentin Huddleston, the ex-boyfriend of the living gunshot victim from the altercation. Police believe that on Monday, Huddleston shot and killed 19-year-old Joshua Gordon and then shot Gordon’s sister in the face. She is still alive but in critical condition.

According to witnesses and Huddleston’s criminal record history, violent behavior isn’t an unusual occurrence.

“Last year he tore up her apartment with a sledgehammer,” a witness who lives at the Willow Creek apartments said. “He used to fight her all the time.”

“I was looking through his domestic violence history and it’s somewhat complicated when you read it,” Louisville Metro Police Lieutenant Todd Kessinger said. “I can’t confirm it, but it looks like there were two victims in his domestic violence history.”

The two instances Kessinger refers to are two separate Emergency Protection Orders against Huddleston. The first was from 2011, which Huddleston violated. Then, the most recent was from Monday’s living gunshot victim, who filed a EPO in October of 2013, and then in November a Domestic Violence Order went out as well. That order was active at the time of the shooting on Monday.

Looking at Huddleston’s criminal history there are even more examples of violent behavior: a 4th degree domestic violence assault charge; two wanton endangerment charges and a stalking charge. Add on top of those a suspected arson case. A witness yesterday claimed that Huddleston threatened the living gunshot victim’s mother by setting her car on fire.

“The arson unit is investigating that case,” Kessinger said. “He did not have an active warrant for that, although I do believe he was a suspect in an arson case where a vehicle was lit on fire."

Kessinger said the LMPD expects the living gunshot victim to survive. Due the nature of her injuries she has not been able to talk and give them any information.

The Gordon family is trying to raise money for Joshua’s memorial expenses. If you would like to help, you can go to this website: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/yxw4/josh-gordon-s-memorial-fund
 

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