Suspected Shooter in Federal Custody
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A previously convicted felon is now in federal custody after exchanging gun fire outside of a local fast food restaurant, announced United States Attorney Russell Coleman.
“Federal law enforcement is actively engaged with our LMPD partners in removing trigger-pullers from Louisville’s streets,” said U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman.
Kendrick C. Brown, 29, of Louisville, has been charged with one count of possessing a firearm after being a convicted felon, a federal felony that could lead to significant federal prison time.
According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Louisville, on Monday, May 13, 2019, at around 1:06 p.m., Brown and another individual exchanged gunfire in the parking lot of Indi’s restaurant at 1333 W. Broadway in Louisville, Kentucky. Both individuals retreated to their vehicles and fled the scene following the shooting.
The complaint further states that 911 callers described both vehicles, including a description of Brown’s license plate. Louisville Metro Police located Brown’s pickup truck near the University of Louisville Hospital a short time later.
Brown is charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a Sig-Sauer 9mm, model P229 firearm. Brown was previously convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.
If convicted at trial, the maximum sentence for unlawfully possessing a firearm is no more than ten years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin McKenzie. The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Louisville Metro Police Department.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office is partnering with federal, state, and local law enforcement to specifically identify criminals responsible for significant violent crime in the Western District of Kentucky. A centerpiece of this effort is Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone. The complaint is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative in the Western District of Kentucky.
The charging of a person is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.