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Man shot and killed by deputies identified, was not subject of warrant that led to chase

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The shooting happened Tuesday morning in the parking lot of HD Supply in the 4600 block of Poplar Level Road. The shooting happened Tuesday morning in the parking lot of HD Supply in the 4600 block of Poplar Level Road.
Deputy Ben Bryant  (Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office) Deputy Ben Bryant (Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
Deputy Larry Elery (Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office) Deputy Larry Elery (Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man shot and killed by Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies trying to serve a warrant on Tuesday has been identified, and investigators now say he was not the man they were looking for.

According to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, Albert William Keyes, 53, died of multiple gunshot wounds. Keyes lived at the Bluegrass Mobile Home Park.

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Investigators said Jefferson County Deputy Rick Wilkerson, a 14-year veteran of the department, arrived at Keyes' home Tuesday morning to serve a felony warrant out of Trimble County for flagrant failure to pay support, but according to Lt. Col. Carl Yates, JCSO spokesman, Keyes was not the subject of that warrant after all. Keyes insisted he was not the man deputies were looking for and sneaked out the back door, hopped in a pickup truck and took off while supposedly retrieving his identification for Wilkerson.

Deputies Larry Elery and Ben Bryant joined Wilkerson's pursuit of Keyes, who led them to the parking lot of HD Supply in the 4600 block of Poplar Level Road.

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"It's our understanding that the man exited the vehicle with a knife," Yates said on Tuesday. "We believe he was close. At that point, shots were fired."

Investigators believe both Elery, a 13-year veteran, and Bryant, a 20-year veteran, fired the shots that killed Keyes. Yates said a third deputy performed CPR, but Keyes died at the scene.

Even though Keyes was not the subject of the warrant Deputy Wilkinson was trying to serve, a Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman said Keyes had an outstanding federal arrest warrant for a bank robbery in Memphis, Tennessee.

The LMPD Public Integrity Unit is investigating Tuesday's incident.

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