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POLICE: Robbery suspect shot during home invasion attempt in Louisville

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Marcus Thornsbury (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Marcus Thornsbury (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested a Shepherdsville man officials say fired a gun during an attempted robbery at a home.

Marcus Thornsbury, 20, was arrested after police say he and a co-defendant entered the garage of a home while armed with handguns, around 11:30 p.m. on June 5. Authorities say the home was located in the 11000 block of Maple Way, near Preston Highway.

Police say Thornsbury and the co-defendant "ordered everyone to the ground." Investigators say Thornsbury then struck the victim, who is a juvenile, in the head with a gun. Official records say the victim managed to get away and ran to the back door of the home.

Authorities say Thornsbury and the victim struggled at the back door of the residence.

Officials say the altercation disturbed the victim's father who was inside the home lying on a couch. According to police, the victim's father then went to the back door.

Police say Thornsbury then ordered the victim's father to get on the ground. Authorities say Thornsbury was pointing a weapon at the face of the victim's father.

Officials say the victim's father ran and retrieved a gun from a bedroom. Police say the man then returned to the living room and exchanged gunfire with Thornsbury. The official police report says Thornsbury was then hit in the back.

Police say the first victim's father tried to hold Thornsbury at the location, but he was able to get up and flee the scene before police arrived. Authorities say the second suspect also fled from the scene.

Thornsbury is charged with assault, robbery and wanton endangerment.

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