Off-duty officer fires weapon at Highlands Kroger

Off-duty officer fires weapon at Highlands Kroger

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - No injuries have been reported after an accidental discharge of an officer's weapon at the Highlands Kroger.

The call came in around 4:28 p.m. Wednesday of a shooting in the 2500 block of Bardstown Road. No victims were found at the scene, according to MetroSafe.

A Kroger spokesperson told WAVE 3 News that the incident appeared to be an accidental discharge of a weapon by an off-duty Louisville Metro Department of Corrections officer. The officer was not working at the Kroger at the time, according to the spokesperson.

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Louisville Metro Police Department said that the off-duty officer was inside the Kroger store when he was advised of a shoplifting incident. The officer confronted the alleged shoplifter in the parking lot and fired a gunshot.

LMDC said the suspect got in a car and used the vehicle to try to cause harm to the Corrections Officer, which led to the shooting. The officer was not in uniform, according to LMDC.

The shoplifter got away and it is currently unclear what he stole, according the the Kroger spokesperson.

Police are investigating.

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