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Bond set at $50K for suspect in I-265 shooting

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Bond has been set at $50,000 for the man accused of shooting a driver on the Gene Snyder Freeway two weeks ago.

It happened on the afternoon of June 7 on I-265 near the Smyrna exit. That's when police say 23-year-old Jasmin Osmanovic was in the back yard of a home when he fired a 45-caliber handgun two times toward I-265.

The case against 23-year-old Jasmin Osmanovic was laid out in a Jefferson County court room.

“It was a random shooting more or less rather than him going after the victim. I'm not making light of it in any way shape or form this is incredibly dangerous,” the judge said.

Detective Thomas Hodgkins says statements from a number of witnesses led to Osmanovic’s arrest.

Witnesses say Osmanovic was at his daughter's mother's house on Maple Road, where the backyard, buffered by trees, backs up to the Gene Snyder.

Several people were at the house when a fight started and Osmanovic got out his handgun.

“To not take his rage out on his daughter's mother he decided to go into the backyard and fire a couple rounds out of his handgun,” Detective Hodgkins explained.

Instead, police say his rage was taken out on an innocent father, a man in his 40's who was driving west on the Snyder near Smyrna Parkway.

Hodgkins said “His 11 year-old son who was sitting in the passenger seat said ‘Dad you're bleeding.’ He noticed blood coming from his right arm.”

He had also been hit in the chest.

Police say doctors left the bullet fragment, because removing it would have done more harm than good.

But Osmanovic says he isn't the shooter, and that "other white boys" in the backyard are to blame.

Osmanovic’s defense attorney said “He's maintaining his innocence in that he was not the person who fired those shots.”

But the judge ruled there's enough evidence for the case to move forward and the grand jury will hear the facts the first week of August.

Osmanovic remains jailed on charges of assault, wanton endangerment and criminal mischief. He is due back in court Tuesday on unrelated charges.

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