Suspect in custody after fatal shooting in Phoenix Hill neighborhood
Police say the victim was shot inside a home during a fight.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Homicide detectives are investigating after a fatal shooting early Tuesday in the Phoenix Hill neighborhood near downtown Louisville.
Police were called to a house on east Gray Street near Chestnut around 7:30 Tuesday morning. That's where LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell says officers found the victim.
Mitchell says the victim, identified by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office as 25-year-old Dustin Marcum, was shot during a fight. A suspect, a man in his 50s, is in custody.
Police could not say whether the suspect and Marcum lived at the home, but said the men may have known each other.
"Apparently some type of altercation took place," Mitchell said. "I believe they were friends but unfortunately this took a very terrible and tragic turn."
Christian Gray, the alleged shooter’s daughter, says he was acting self defense.
“My dad was trying to protect himself," Gray said. "That’s it."
A gun was recovered at the scene.
LMPD’s Homicide Unit continues to investigate. LMPD said they aren't looking for suspects.
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