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Residents of Millwood Apartments reeling after police shooting

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say they shot a suspect in south Louisville early Friday after he threatened them with a gun.

It happened around 4 a.m. at the Millwood Apartments on Huntington Park Drive, near Poplar Level Road.

Police say the trouble started inside Apartment 605.

"I heard gunshots at about 4:15 this morning," said neighbor Fred Cochran.

There are still shell casings all over the place and a lot of the neighbors heard the gunfire.

"I was freakin' out, man, it was like, 'Pow! Pow! Pow!'" said Cochran. "I don't know how many shots it was, but it was quite a few."

Another resident, who asked not to be identified, described what he heard: "One lady said, 'He's got a gun! He's got a gun!' and ran around to the back of the complex."

Police were called to the scene at 4:20 a.m. by the people who live at the complex.

"They had someone show up at their door, force their way into the apartment," said LMPD spokeswoman Carey Klain. "Apparently there were two residents there that did leave and called for assistance -- called 911."

Once officers responded, they say the suspect refused to give up without a fight.

"The officers set up a perimeter at that time and did begin to make contact with that subject who became very aggressively...waving a weapon at the officers and threatening them with that weapon," Klain said.

And that's when the first shots were fired, the suspect was the only one injured, but neighbors are still concerned and want to know why it happened.

"It was very shocking to me because I have children of my own and if I am dead asleep and hear gunfire, I want to know what it is because it's never happened back here in this apartment complex at all," said the anonymous neighbor.

The suspect was taken to the hospital after being shop by police. As of Friday morning, crime scene technicians were still on the scene collecting evidence -- and neighbors are still waiting to hear what caused all of this.

Police initially said the victims claimed they didn't know the suspect, but investigators now believe that may not be true. because there was no evidence that the man broke into the apartment.

The investigation is continuing. We'll bring you the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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