LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One person has been arrested in connection to a double shooting that left a man dead and a woman injured in the Taylor-Berry neighborhood. A Metro Police officer was struck and injured after a suspect fled in a car.
Metro Police said their officers responded to the 2400 block of Lindbergh Drive around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
On scene, a man and woman, both believed to be in their 30’s, were found suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims were taken to UofL Hospital where the man was pronounced dead a short time later. His identity has not been released.
According to a preliminary investigation, the female victim and 21-year-old Deajah Hammond got into a physical altercation that led up to the shooting. It's unclear who fired the shots that killed the victim.
Court documents said that Hammond has a daughter with the man killed in the shooting.
As the investigation continued, officers located a car of interest in the 1100 block of Royal Gardens Court.
When officers attempted to approach the suspect in the car, they fled and struck an officer.
A second responding officer discharged their weapon at the car but the suspect has not been located. The car was later found unattended.
The officer was also transported to UofL Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Hammond was arrested Sunday afternoon and has been charged with one count of complicity to murder. She is currently housed at Metro Corrections and awaiting arraignment.
Investigators said they expect to make more arrests in this case.
Anyone with information may call the anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 502-574-LMPD (5673) or report online.
The Homicide Unit is investigating.