Man shot, killed by LMPD officers identified

LMPD releases body camera video of deadly officer involved shooting in PRP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A man who died after he was shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers has been identified.

Louisville Metro Police released new details and body cam video Saturday afternoon on the deadly officer-involved shooting in PRP.

Officers were called to a home on Maryman Road around 9 p.m. Friday for a domestic issue.

Lt. Ted Eidem said this wasn’t the first time police were called to the home for that reason. The caller told police the suspect, identified by the Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Justin Riggs, 30, removed his ankle monitor, was violating a protective order and had a gun.

Riggs was on house arrest for domestic assault against the victim living at the location.

Once officers arrived, they spotted him wandering around the neighborhood and he ran.

During the chase, body camera video showed a moment where Riggs, dressed in all black, paused and pointed something at the officer chasing him. The officer ducked for cover and asked if he has a gun. As Riggs took off running again, an officer could be heard calling over the radio that he believes the man is armed.

Police chased Riggs to an unrelated home a few blocks over on Blake Lane, where he hid between two cars.

Officers repeatedly asked him to show his hands for several minutes. Riggs refuses and threatened to shoot them.

After several minutes, Riggs laid down for a moment. Officers said it looked like he was reaching into his waistband for a weapon. More time passed as officers asked him again and again to show his hands.

Police said Riggs made a quick move that, to officers, looked like he was pulling a gun on them. That’s when three officers fire, killing him.

Only ammunition was found on the suspect’s person. Investigators found a handgun, ditched in the area where police were chasing him.

Chief Steve Conrad identified the officers, who are now on administrative reassignment, as Joe Borst, Jessica Davis and Nathaniel Lovewell.

Davis and Lovewell both have only commendations in their personnel files. Borst does not have commendations nor does he have any disciplinary actions.

Police are still investigating the shooting.

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