Kentucky teen, 18, fatally shot herself after spotting cops approaching her home for arrest warrant

1 month ago

Louisville news, Kentucky news.

An 18-year-old Louisville woman has fatally shot herself as officers approached her home to serve an arrest warrant on Friday.

The unidentified woman was pronounced dead shortly after 3 p.m. from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Louisville Metro Police Department said.

“As they knocked and announced their presence, a single gunshot was heard from within the residence,” police said.

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  • The LMPD also said that others were at the residence when the suicide occurred, but without providing further details.

    The woman was accused of assault following an August incident with a Lyft driver. In a news conference, officials refuted the rumors that circulated on social media about the shooting being police-involved against a Black woman.

    “Unfortunately sometimes misinformation gets out there and that’s exactly where we’re here tonight,” officials said.