Robbery suspect Brian Queen being placed into a police car after his arrest.
Brian A. Queen (Source: Jeffersontown Police Department)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro Police have arrested a bank robbery suspect after a chase that went from Jeffersontown into Old Louisville.
The robbery occurred around 11:20 a.m. at the BB&T branch in the 11000 block of Bluegrass Parkway. Someone at the bank described a suspect and a vehicle, a silver Chevy Malibu with missing hubcaps.
The lone suspect then left the area on Interstate 64 heading west toward downtown Louisville. An officer spotted the car near Interstate 64 and Hurstbourne Parkway and called for backup.
After reaching Spaghetti Junction, the suspect's car went south on I-65 before exiting at St. Catherine Street.
After a chase, police said the suspect ditched his car in an alley near Floyd and St. Catherine Streets.
"I thought somebody was drunk or something, hit the side of the house. I came out and looked, there was nobody in the car. And all of a sudden, police showed up," said William Gray, who witnessed part of the event.
Police said the suspect got out of the car and that's when officers saw money fall to the ground.
Investigators said the events could have ended much differently, when the suspect reached into the car.
"I think my officers and LMPD officers showed great restraint when this suspect got out of the car and reached back into the car, possibly for a weapon," Jeffersontown Police Chief, Richard Sanders said.
Police chased the suspect as he ran on foot from the car. Some officers said the suspect had a gun in his hand as he was running. The suspect was caught at 11:35 a.m. by officers at 3rd and Oak Street less than 20 minutes after the ordeal started.
Jeffersontown Police have identified the suspect as Brian A. Queen, 30, of Louisville.
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