Officers, suspect involved in deadly confrontation identified
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Three LMPD officers were identified Friday, hours after being fired upon while trying to serve a search warrant.
A man who was inside the home surrendered following the shootout with officers in the 300 block of Springfield Drive at about 12:30 a.m. Friday. When officers secured the home, they found a woman dead from the gunfire. She has not been identified.
Sgt. Jon Mattingly, who has been with LMPD since 2000, also was struck by gunfire. He’s expected to survive.
“We’re grateful he’s going to be OK,” LMPD Lt. Ted Eidem said at a news conference Friday.
Two detectives -- Brent Hankison and Myles Cosgrove -- were with Mattingly at the time of the incident. All three men have been placed on administrative reassignment, which is protocol following such incidents. The officers were serving a warrant related to a narcotics investigation, LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said Friday.
“Officers knocked on the door several times and announced their presence as police who were there with a search warrant,” Eidem said. “The officers forced entry into the exterior door and were immediately met by gunfire. Sgt. Mattingly sustained a gunshot wound and returned fire.”
Kenneth Walker, the man who eventually surrendered, was charged with attempted murder of a police officer.
None of the officers was required to wear a body camera, so there is no video of the incident.
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