Police name suspect in shooting on I-265
LMPD officials have released the name and picture of a man in connection with a shooting Saturday on the Gene Snyder Freeway.
Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 12:26 pm EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- LMPD officials have released the name and picture of a man in connection with a shooting Saturday on the Gene Snyder Freeway.
Police are looking for Jasmin Osmanovic (shown in the picture at right). He is described as a white male, 5'8", with brown eyes and hair, weighing approximately 180 pounds. Police believe he was in a silver, 2006 Nissan Altima with a small spare tire often called a "doughnut tire."
Police responded to a report on June 7 about possible shooting on just after 5 p.m. near Smyrna Parkway. According to police, the man was shot while driving his car on I-265 westbound.
The man told police he did not see anyone when he heard a pop and then realized he had been shot. Police say the bullet, from a large caliber handgun, entered the vehicle through the passenger door and struck the driver.
LMPD describes the victim as a white male in his 40s. He was taken to University Hospital with non life threatening injuries to his arm and upper body. Police also say two children were in the car, but neither was injured. The man was treated at a hospital and released.
Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says police are still trying to piece together why it happened.
"It appears to be random, but until we find this individual, interview him, talk with him, will we know exactly what his motives were," Mitchell said.
As for neighbors or motorists in the Snyder/Smyrna Parkway area, police are asking them to be alert, but carry on.
"Nothing had happened there prior to Saturday, and nothing has happened there since then," Mitchell said. "And obviously, we're asking all of our residents to always be observant of their surroundings and things of that nature."
Police ask anyone with information on Osmanovic to call the LMPD crime tipline at 574-LMPD (574-5673).
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