LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man is dead following a shooting on 26th and Broadway by Dino's Food Mart in the Russell neighborhood.
According to family members, that man has been identified as David McAtee, often referred to as "Yah Yah" by his friends.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear released a statement on his Twitter page early Monday morning saying he has authorized Kentucky State Police to lead the investigation.
Statement from Governor Andy Beshear: pic.twitter.com/MyHxcE3Ntn— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) June 1, 2020
LMPD Chief Steve Conrad says police and the National Guard were called to Dino's Food Mart around 12 a.m. to help clear a large crowd that had gathered in the parking lot. Officers were met with gunfire while clearing the lot, according to Conrad. Both LMPD and the National Guard returned fire. One man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators were still at the scene early Monday morning, interviewing persons of interest and collecting video. Conrad said LMPD will provide an update sometime on Monday after video evidence has been reviewed.
Conrad also addressed recent protests during the press conference saying, "I think it's very, very clear that many people do not trust the police. That is an issue that we're going to have to work on and work through for a long time."
This story will be updated.
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