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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have identified a suspect in connection to the shootings that took place Monday morning at the Willow Creek apartments on Shepherdsville Road, near Mansfield Lane.
Police believe Quenton Huddleston shot his ex-girlfriend in the face and killed her brother. The murder victim has been identified as 19-year-old Joshua Gordon.
Lt. Todd Kessinger with the LMPD Homicide Unit says Monday's shooting appears to have started with an argument.
"[It] got physical when the suspect produced a handgun and he shot the deceased victim," Kessinger said. "The struggle continued and then he shot the living victim."
Police say Huddleston and the 25-year-old female victim used to be in a relationship. They have a child together.
"The 3-year-old was in the apartment at the time of the shooting," Kessinger said.
Police say there's a long history of domestic violence and an emergency protective order was in place at the time of the shooting. Court records obtained by WDRB show Huddleston has been convicted of charges like stalking, wanton endangerment, criminal mischief and assault over the past several years. An arrest warrant states last year, he threatened the victim with scissors, punched her in the face and quote "strangled her with both hands."
An arrest warrant from 2010 states Huddleston threatened to kill a different woman. The complaint says he left her one voice message saying in part, "I see you out tomorrow, you gonna die, on my momma."
Neighbors at Willow Creek apartments heard commotion coming from the residence on the day of the shooting. One woman, who didn't want to be identified, was aware of previous violence.
"He used to beat her all the time. Last week, he set her Momma's truck on fire in the parking lot," she told WDRB News.
The neighbor says that's why family had recently moved in.
"She brings her brother over here to try to protect her, and then he gets killed," she said.
Police say the female victim is in critical condition and unable to communicate. She's expected to survive. Kessinger says the child is with family.
Anyone with any information on Huddleston's whereabouts is asked to call the LMPD crime tipline at (502) 574-LMPD.