Authorities identify man at the center of death investigation near Middletown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are investigating after a man died at the hospital from some sort of blunt force trauma late Saturday night.

LMPD Spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said officers were called to the 1500 block of South Pope Lick Road near Middletown around 7 p.m. on a report of a person down. 

Upon arrival, a man was found suffering from blunt force trauma. He was transported to the hospital where he later died, Mitchell said. 

He was identified Sunday afternoon as 34-year-old Shawn Hamm by the Coroner's Office.

The cause and manner of Hamm's death is pending.

Friends say he had a passion for cars, worked on restoring them, and when he wasn't working on them he was talking about them. 

Hamm's mom tells WDRB her son had gotten into an altercation with a friend in the home.

He called her to tell her he had been hit with a carjack or a crowbar. He then called 911 and passed away a short time later as he arrived to the hospital.

LMPD said in a statement to WDRB News, "We have all the persons involved. There have been no arrests at this time. The case will be submitted to the Commonwealth Attorney's office for their review and recommendations."

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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