Antwawn Shackelford : “String of Violence at Dosker Manor Heightens Calls for Improved Security”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : New Wave News Report: Woman Hospitalized after Stabbing at Dosker Manor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A female resident is currently recovering at the UofL Hospital after being found with stab wounds inside an apartment at Dosker Manor on Tuesday evening. This incident adds to the growing list of violent occurrences at the public housing property, prompting calls for improved security measures from concerned citizens.

The troubled history of Dosker Manor includes a non-fatal shooting earlier this month and a fatal shooting in October, which claimed the life of 39-year-old Antwawn Shackelford. Rosalind Smith, a resident of the complex, expressed her frustration, stating that Dosker Manor offers no sense of security or freedom to its inhabitants.

Past investigations by WAVE News Troubleshooters have revealed substandard living conditions at Dosker Manor, leading to demands for action from the Louisville Metro Housing Authority. Current residents claim that the security measures in place are insufficient to prevent violence, allowing anyone to enter and exit the complex without hindrance.

Steve Moser, another resident, voiced his concerns about the lack of surveillance cameras on the floors, emphasizing the need for increased safety measures. Another resident, who wished to remain anonymous, mourned the loss of Shackelford, describing him as a good man with a family. The resident confessed to feeling unsafe in the area, even discouraging their own mother from visiting.

Councilwoman Tammy Hawkins, representing District 1, has been actively advocating for better living conditions at public housing properties. She has attempted to relocate several residents from Dosker Manor after their units failed code inspections but has encountered difficulties in achieving their relocation.

Hawkins plans to meet with the mayor’s administration and LMPD Chief Gwinn Villaroel on Friday to address the rising wave of violence. She expressed concern for disabled seniors living in Dosker Manor who may not have the means to protect themselves. Hawkins hopes that Elizabeth Strojan, the incoming director of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority, will prioritize improving security measures at properties like Dosker Manor.

Mayor Greenberg also acknowledged the need for increased police presence, expressing support for community policing efforts. He emphasized the urgency of preventing such crimes before they occur, urging proactive measures to safeguard vulnerable residents.

As the investigation into the stabbing continues, Dosker Manor residents and city officials alike are left grappling with the pressing need for enhanced security measures and improved living conditions. The Louisville community eagerly awaits tangible actions to ensure the safety and well-being of those residing in public housing properties.

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