NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WEHT) — ISP has identified the suspect involved in a double murder and kidnapping of a woman at gunpoint.
Around 10 a.m. Sunday, law enforcement agencies responded to the scene of a double murder at a Circle K in New Albany. Officers tell us they found Cherok Ameer Douglas, 37, driving a maroon SUV and pursued them to Charlestown Road just north of I-265. Police say Douglas stopped his car near a business parking lot, ran on foot and entered a local restaurant.
One of the victims in the double murder has been identified as Brandee Kay Douglass, 38, the wife of Cherok Douglass.
According to an official report, the man allegedly took a woman hostage at gunpoint and forced her into a different SUV in the back parking lot. Law enforcement officials say the hostage fell out of the car and then the suspect tried to run over officers as they surrounded him.
We’re told police shot the man, causing him to crash the SUV into the back of the restaurant. Indiana State Police report the suspect and the kidnapping victim were transported to a Louisville hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Law enforcement officials say the double murder, kidnapping and police-involved shooting are currently under investigation.