Louisville man arrested for double shooting at Shively business
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man has been arrested for a double shooting that took place in front of a Shively business Tuesday afternoon.
According to an arrest report, 26-year-old Dominique Tribble was taken into custody shortly after the shooting was reported.
The shootings took place on Millers Lane, near South 23rd Street, at about 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday. A man and a woman were shot.
It started when witnesses say Tribble walked into a nearby business and asked for a temporary tag for a vehicle he'd recently purchased. He then got into an argument with the business owner, and was asked to leave.
As he was backing his vehicle out of the parking lot, another employee arrived and was walking in Tribble's direction. That's when police say Tribble opened fire on the man.
When the business owner saw that his employees were being shot at, he grabbed a handgun and began returning fire. At some point during the shooting, two employees -- a man and a woman -- were shot several times in the upper body area.
When Shively Police arrived, the business owner was able to point them in the direction of Tribble. Tribble was arrested at the corner of South 23rd Street and Ratcliffe Avenue, after police say a large amount of methamphetamine and three hydrocodone pills were discovered on his person.
A .40 caliber handgun was found in the direction witnesses say Tribble fled from the shooting scene. Police say Tribble initially denied being armed, but when confronted about the gun, he changed his statement.
He denied shooting the man but "did not disagree" about shooting the woman.
Both victims were taken to University Hospital. They were awake and conscious at the time of the transport. It's not clear how seriously they were injured.
Tribble was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree assault, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, first-degree wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence and drug trafficking.
At a news conference shortly after the shooting, Lt. Col. Josh Myers of Shively Police said he believes the community is safe and police are not looking for any shooting suspects at this time.
“There is absolutely no danger at this point," he said. "We feel like this was an isolated incident.”
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