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LMPD releases investigation into deadly officer-involved shooting

Darnell Wicker (Source: Christopher 2X) Darnell Wicker (Source: Christopher 2X)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man was allegedly wielding two butcher knives when he was shot and killed by officers, according to a Louisville Metro Police Department Public Integrity Unity report.

The 447-page investigation released by LMPD Friday details the shooting death of Darnell Wicker on Aug. 8, 2016.


Two LMPD officers involved in the shooting, Beau Gadegaard and Taylor Banks, were found to have followed standard operating procedure in the shooting, according to Commonwealth Attorney Thomas Wine. A third officer who responded, Brian Smith, never fired his weapon.

A toxicology report found cocaine and benzoylecgonine in Wicker’s system.

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