Robbery led to crash involved involving LMPD officer during pursuit

4 vehicles damaged, including LMPD cruisers in Thursday morning chase
A pursuit of an alleged robbery suspect resulted in a crash involving a Louisville Metro Police Department cruiser and several vehicles.
A pursuit of an alleged robbery suspect resulted in a crash involving a Louisville Metro Police Department cruiser and several vehicles. (Source: James Thomas, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A pursuit of a vehicle wanted in connection with a robbery in eastern Louisville Metro resulted in a crash that involved an LMPD cruiser.

LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell said officers were called around 9:30 a.m. about the robbery of a person at Nelson Miller Parkway and English Station Road. When officers from the Middletown Police Department spotted a vehicle matching the description, the car fled and the pursuit began.

Police said the suspect collided with a Middletown and LMPD cruiser and continued east on Shelbyville Road.

An LMPD cruiser then hit an SUV.

“(A) Louisville Metro officer collided with a civilian vehicle in the intersection of Beckley Station and U.S. 60,” Mitchell said. “As a result, the driver, the passenger of the civilian vehicle (and) the officer were transported to University Hospital, all with minor injuries.”

The wanted vehicle continued east on U.S. 60 into Shelby County where the suspect was apprehended at his home on Burks Branch Road.

“We thought he was in the house,” KSP Trooper Stuart Jackson said. “Turns out he was in a wooded area nearby and we took him into custody.”

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