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Woman shot dies at hospital, name released of suspect arrested on Frankfort Avenue

A woman is dead and a man is facing several charges, including murder, after a shooting Tuesday morning that happened near a busy area of Louisville.Police said the suspected shooter was found a short time later on Frankfort Avenue at or near a coffee shop. He was identified as Michael A. Coates, 39.Coates was arrested on charges of murder, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and trafficking in marijuana in connection with the investigation, police said in an update Tuesday afternoon.According to the Louisville Metro Police Department, the woman was shot multiple times around 6:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Macon Avenue. That’s near the boundary line between Louisville and St. Matthews.In an update Tuesday afternoon, police said the woman died at UofL Hospital.Police believe Coates made his way to Frankfort Avenue in the area of Hite and Bayly avenues, after shooting the woman, they said in an update.According to police, he was in possession of a “dangerous device,” but they did not elaborate. Members of the bomb squad were called to assist. The busy stretch of Frankfort Avenue was shut down as police investigated the scene.Coates was taken into custody at the scene. A mugshot has not yet been released.Additional details were not released about the investigation.

A woman is dead and a man is facing several charges, including murder, after a shooting Tuesday morning that happened near a busy area of Louisville.

Police said the suspected shooter was found a short time later on Frankfort Avenue at or near a coffee shop. He was identified as Michael A. Coates, 39.

Coates was arrested on charges of murder, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and trafficking in marijuana in connection with the investigation, police said in an update Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Louisville Metro Police Department, the woman was shot multiple times around 6:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Macon Avenue. That’s near the boundary line between Louisville and St. Matthews.

In an update Tuesday afternoon, police said the woman died at UofL Hospital.

Police believe Coates made his way to Frankfort Avenue in the area of Hite and Bayly avenues, after shooting the woman, they said in an update.

According to police, he was in possession of a “dangerous device,” but they did not elaborate. Members of the bomb squad were called to assist. The busy stretch of Frankfort Avenue was shut down as police investigated the scene.

Coates was taken into custody at the scene. A mugshot has not yet been released.

Additional details were not released about the investigation.

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