UPDATE | Police charge man with murder after shooting in Pleasure Ridge Park
Police say the suspect fatally shot a man -- then shot himself in the head.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have charged a man with murder after police say he shot and killed a man, then shot himself in the head.
It happened in Pleasure Ridge Park around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, at a home in the 7400 block of Ronan Drive near the intersection of Terry Road and Greenwood Road.
According to LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell, officers arriving at the home found two people shot. Mitchell says one person was pronounced dead at the scene. He was located in the living room.
The other person was 36-year-old Barry Barger, according to an arrest report. Police say Barger was found in the yard bleeding from the head and told officers that he shot the man inside then shot himself in the head.
Barger was taken to University Hospital in serious condition. The other man's name has not been released.
Late Tuesday afternoon, police said they charged Barger with murder.
"It's my nephew," Donna Hale said. "My mother runs upstairs, hysterical ... beating my door down and just says that somebody shot somebody in a situation."
The victim's family and neighbors showed up at the scene shortly after hearing the news.
"He was always very polite, you know, yes ma'am and please and may I. He seemed like a very nice young man," said Tina Boyer, the victim's neighbor.
Boyer lives across the street and talked to the victim on Monday.
Meanwhile, as detectives continued to work the scene, Hale worked to keep her family from breaking down.
"I was dead asleep, my mother beats on the door, I just run out and come over here and this is what I come to," she said. "And I believe that's my nephew that just collapsed."
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