LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Metro Police Department has arrested and charged a man with attempted murder in connection with a shooting in the Chickasaw neighborhood that left a victim paralyzed.
Detectives with LMPD's Homicide Unit on Friday arrested Robert McDowell Jr. in connection with the Feb. 24 shooting on Cecil Avenue and West Broadway. The 30-year-old is charged with attempted murder and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
LMPD officers found a male who had been shot near the intersection of the Chickasaw neighborhood around 3 p.m. on Feb. 24. According to court records, surveillance video shows McDowell waiting around the corner of a business for the victim to pass by before shooting him.
The victim, whose name and age remains unknown, was taken to University of Louisville Hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening at the time, according to the LMPD.
The male was "struck at least 11 times," police said. He is now paralyzed from the neck down and is expected to be on a ventilator for the remainder of his life, according to court records.
McDowell was identified by the victim from a photo pack. The two knew each other prior to the shooting, according to court records.
A judge entered a not guilty plea on McDowell's behalf and lowered his bond from $500,000 to $100,000 during an arraignment hearing Saturday.
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