Officers involved in deadly shooting identified

Officers involved in deadly Louisville shooting identified
The shooting happened in the 4900 block of Broadleaf Drive early Monday morning. (Source: Daniel Paxton/WAVE 3 News)
The shooting happened in the 4900 block of Broadleaf Drive early Monday morning. (Source: Daniel Paxton/WAVE 3 News)
Officer Taylor Banks (Source: LMPD)
Officer Taylor Banks (Source: LMPD)
Officer Beau Gadegaard (Source: LMPD)
Officer Beau Gadegaard (Source: LMPD)
Officer Brian Smith (Source: LMPD)
Officer Brian Smith (Source: LMPD)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The names of the Louisville Metro Police Department officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man in southwest Louisville have been released.

Police were called to the 4900 block of Broadleaf Drive at 1:30 a.m. Monday for a domestic dispute.

According to LMPD Chief Steve Conrad, the suspect had kicked in the door of an apartment and was armed with a knife.

Three second division officers, Taylor Banks, Beau Gadegaard and Brian Smith, responded to the apartment.

Once officers arrived, Conrad said a man came out of the apartment armed with a "long, curved, bladed object."

Police ordered the man to drop the weapons but he did not. Conrad said the man advanced toward the three officers who were at the scene; two of the officers, Banks and Gadegaard, fired shots at the man, hitting him several times.

Officers then placed the suspect in handcuffs and called for EMS. The officers did not render first aid themselves, according to Conrad.

The man's identity has not been released by the Jefferson County Coroner's office. Chief Conrad said he was a black man, believed to be in his mid-50s.

Banks and Gadedaard have been placed on administrative leave while the department's public integrity unit investigates the shooting.

Smith did not fire his weapon and was not place on leave.

All three officers were wearing body cameras. The footage, which contains graphic images, was released to the public on the LMPD YouTube channel on Monday evening.

Banks has been with the department since June 8, 2015; Gadegaard has been with the department since June 9, 2014; and Smith has been with the department since March 24, 2008.

None of the officers were injured during the incident.

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