Police say Louisville home invasion victim pulled gun, shot suspect

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say what appears to have been a home invasion in southeast Louisville was foiled when the victim pulled a gun and shot one of the suspects.

It happened at approximately 10 a.m. Friday at a home on Colson Dr., near the intersection of Manner Dale Dr. and Breckenridge Lane.

Police say three black males who appeared to be in their 20s kicked in the door of a home at that location.

Authorities say, a 20-year-old man was inside the home, who was caring for his mother.

"This 20-year-old was able to gain a firearm. He did discharge that firearm at these 3 individuals, and he believed he struck one of those individuals," says Sgt. Robert Biven with Louisville Metro Police.

One of the suspects was shot at least twice, according to police. A short time later, police say that suspect arrived in a vehicle at the Marathon gas station at the corner of Breckenridge Lane and Landside Drive, near where the attempted home invasion took place.

It is not clear whether the suspect drove himself to that location.

Police say the suspect initially told people at the gas station that he was the victim of a robbery, that he had been shot and that he needed medical treatment.

But police say that after speaking with witnesses, they believe the first of those three claims was false.

That suspect -- who has not been named -- received serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, Biven said.

"He will have forthcoming charges once the detectives do some further investigations. We are also looking for 2 additional people," says Sgt. Biven.

Police say the Commonwealth Attorney's Office is going to review the facts of the case to determine if the shooting was justified.

Based on the current information they have, Biven said the suspects and the victim were complete strangers.

The two remaining suspects are still at large, according to Biven.

Neighbors say they were concerned after hearing gunshots. They are now keeping an eye on one another.

As police continue to search for those responsible..... neighbors are keep an eye on one another.

"If you see cars, or delivery vans, or things unmarked or out of place, it's always a good idea to alert each other or at least have your eyes open," says a neighbor who didn't want his identity released.

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