Tips coming in after police name suspect in Snyder shooting - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Tips coming in after police name suspect in Snyder shooting

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say they are receiving new information on the suspect behind a random shooting on the Gene Snyder Freeway.

Investigators tell us they have received 15 new tips since releasing the name and picture of the suspect -- 23-year-old Jasmin Osmanovic -- Tuesday afternoon, but they're still searching for him, and authorities shut down Smyrna Parkway ramp Wednesday afternoon to look for clues.

Osmanovic is now the subject of a manhunt involving detectives from the 7th Division, LMPD's VIPER unit and U.S. Marshals. One law enforcement official tells us some tipsters have said Osmanovic is most likely in hiding if he is still in the Louisville area.

The June 7 shooting in the westbound lanes of the Gene Snyder Freeway near Smyrna Parkway left the driver of a car with minor injuries to his arm and upper body after police say a bullet from a large caliber pistol pierced the passenger door and struck him.

Two children in the car with him were unharmed.

The victim told police he heard a pop and then realized he had been shot, but he didn't see anyone.

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. That man was treated and released. 

Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says police are still trying to piece together why it happened.

On Wednesday police say they believe Osmanovic fired at least two rounds at random. It was not believed to be a sniper attack. Investigators say Osmanovic was driving a silver, 2006 Nissan Altima with a small spare tire often called a "doughnut" tire.

Mitchell has asked the public to remain patient -- and watchful.

"Again, until we find this individual and know what his motives were, we're just asking people to be cautious as they always have been and to go down the freeway as they have been doing," Mitchell said.

Osmanovic is charged with assault and wanton endangerment. Police tell us Osmanovic has several prior convictions in Jefferson County for assault, wanton endangerment, trafficking in marijuana and DUI.

Anyone with information on the shooting or Osmanovic's whereabouts is asked to call the LMPD crime tipline at 574-LMPD.

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