LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a shooting on the Watterson Expressway early Friday morning.
On Sunday, the coroner determined it was Terry Smith Jr., 26, of Pleasure Ridge Park who died at the scene. A JCPS spokesperson said Smith has been a bus driver for the district since 2018.
According to LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell, officers responded to reports of shots fired involving two vehicles around 5:40 a.m.
In an earlier statement, Mitchell said that gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles, but later clarified that it isn't known if Smith returned fire.
After the shooting, one of the cars crashed into the wall.
Mitchell says investigators believe there were witnesses to the incident and is asking them to come forward.
"Anyone that might have seen something or been in the area at that time, which we believe, obviously, it was an expressway," Mitchell said. " And somebody saw something. We just implore them to come forward."
The eastbound lanes of the Watterson Expressway at Taylor Blvd., near the Manslick Road overpass, were shut down for several hours while police cleared the scene, and traffic was backed up for miles, past Dixie Highway.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LMPD crime tip line at 502-574-LMPD. Callers can remain anonymous.
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