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LMPD investigating homicide in Russell neighborhood

Police said they found a man who had been killed sometime before 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) are conducting a homicide investigation after a man was found dead in the Russell neighborhood Sunday morning.

According to LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley, officers responded to the area of Elliott Ave. and 26th Street on a report of a person down sometime before 3 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a man who had died.

The Coroner's Office identified the man as 36-year-old Jarvis Patterson of Louisville.

Smiley's release did not include a description of Patterson's injuries but said the department does believe they were a result of foul play. The coroner's report listed his cause of death as a gunshot wound.

The Homicide Unit is handling the investigation.

If anyone has any information, they are encouraged to call the LMPD anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD (5673).

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