Shots were fired at law enforcement officers serving warrants as part of the investigation into a kidnapping and murder that happened last September.
Two arrests were made in connection to the death of 25-year-old Jermaine Sprewer on Wednesday, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department, ATF, and FBI officials, who held a joint news conference regarding the arrests.
Before Sprewer’s death in September 2021, his family members answered a Facetime call from his phone after he went missing on September 7. During the call, his family told investigators they saw him tied up and surrounded by guns. His kidnappers demanded money in exchange for his release, but his family did not pay them.
Sprewer’s body was found at the Shawnee Park boat ramp on September 11.
Wednesday, an ATF official said shots were fired at agents serving warrants on North 41st Street connected to Sprewer’s death and kidnapping, and the agents fired back. No one was hurt.
Roderick Bush, 31, and Dejuan Simonton, 28, were eventually taken into custody. Both men were charged with complicity to murder and complicity to kidnapping.
LMPD Officer Beth Ruoff said the shooting involving the agents on Wednesday is under investigation, saying more information on the suspect(s) involved will be released as it becomes available.
During the Wednesday news conference, officers and agents from all three agencies reiterated their commitment to pursuing those responsible for Louisville’s record violence.