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Coroner identifies man killed after being shot, crashing car into Louisville swimming pool

The 21-year-old man was shot, then drove his vehicle into an apartment complex pool off of Brook Bend Way.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It was a strange sight at a southern Jefferson County apartment complex after a car was lifted out of a pool.

Metro Police said the car is connected to a homicide investigation.

According to Major Mindy Vance, William M. Hines, 21, was driving on Cooper Chapel Road around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by gunfire.

Officials believe Hines then veered off the road and into a pool on Brook Bend Way.

Vance said officers called to the scene were originally responding to reports of a car crash.

“Once they arrived on the scene, witnesses had located an adult male subject in the vehicle and had retrieved him from the vehicle and were rendering aid to them. It was then updated as a shooting,” she said.

Hines was shot once and died at the hospital a short time later.

Neighbors watched as LMPD’s Dive Team helped hook up the car which it was lifted out of the pool and taken away for evidence.

Credit: WHAS-TV
JUNE 6, 2023; A car is being lowered onto a tow truck on Brook Bend Way after a man who was shot on Cooper Chapel Road veered off the roadway and crashed, landing in a nearby apartment complex pool.

“This is the first time I’ve seen a car in a pool and something like this – so I’m sure everyone’s alarmed in the neighborhood about this,” a neighbor told WHAS11 News. “It’s not something you see very often. This is definitely a first one for me.”

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

If you have any information that can help police in this case, you are asked to call the Anonymous Tip Line at (502) 574-LMPD or use their online Crime Tip Portal.

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