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LMPD: Woman tries to fight off assailant with hammer

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Shaun Humber (Source: LMDC) Shaun Humber (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman hit aLouisville man with a hammer while trying to stop him from attacking anothervictim, police say.

According the arrest report, Shaun Humber, 27, was angrybecause a smoke alarm was going off. When one of the victims yelled at him,Humber attacked her. The second victim tried to push Humber off of the firstwoman. He pushed the second woman to the ground and began strangling her, the reportsays.

The first victim then hit Humber with a hammer. Humber letthe other woman go and knocked the hammer-wielding victim to the ground againand began strangling her, police say.

The first victim lost consciousness while being strangledand cut her head on the corner of a countertop when knocked to the ground. Thereport also says that a child was present during the assault.

Humber is charged with two counts of fourth-degree assaultand one count of wanton endangerment.

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