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KFC suspected robber remains unidentified

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Police chased the suspect as he fled down Beulah Church Road. Police chased the suspect as he fled down Beulah Church Road.
The suspect engaged police in gunfire and was subsequently shot and killed in the backyard of a home on Beulah Church Road. The suspect engaged police in gunfire and was subsequently shot and killed in the backyard of a home on Beulah Church Road.
The KFC on Bardstown Road in Fern Creek was the scene of the armed robbery and hostage situation. The KFC on Bardstown Road in Fern Creek was the scene of the armed robbery and hostage situation.
Nearby resident Amy Lindley awoke to the sound of gunshots Sunday morning. Nearby resident Amy Lindley awoke to the sound of gunshots Sunday morning.
The suspect left a trail of money as he ran from police. The suspect left a trail of money as he ran from police.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A police officer shot and killed a man who is suspected in an attempted robbery and hostage situation at a fast food restaurant in Louisville.

According to Louisville Metro Police Department, the man broke into the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Bardstown Road near Beulah Church Road in Fern Creek around 8 a.m. Sunday.

Police Chief Steve Conrad said when officers arrived on the scene they noticed shattered glass from a broken drive-thru window. When they looked inside, they saw a man wearing a bandana and several employees being held hostage.
 
 
Chief Conrad said the suspect then grabbed a hostage and fled into a wooded area behind the KFC, leaving a trail of money on the ground as he ran.
According to police, the hostage was able to escape before the suspect began firing at officers in pursuit.
 
Nearby resident Amy Lindley said she heard the shots. "I woke up to a 'Pow!' but I knew it wasn't fireworks." She recalled hearing what she thought sounded like a shotgun next. "It was a loud boom," she said, "followed by silence."

Chief Conrad said an officer shot the man after he engaged police in gun fire. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man has not been identified. LMPD said an autopsy will be performed on the suspect Monday morning to determine the man's identity and cause of death.
 
A sign on the door of the KFC announced they will re-open for business on Monday at 10:30 a.m. 

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