JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WAVE) – A man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Jeffersonville.
An officer, identified as Trooper Clay Boley, 25, by WAVE 3 News partners The News and Tribune, pulled over a vehicle on Middle Road because of a broken headlight around 1 a.m. Wednesday, according to Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Carey Huls.
Huls said a woman was driving the vehicle and a man, identified by ISP as Malcolm Xavier Ray Williams, 27, of Clarksville, Indiana, was in the passenger seat.
Boley called an ambulance because of a possible medical issue involving the woman. According to ISP, Boley continued to talk to Williams.
Police said Williams gave Boley a fake name then brandished a handgun and fired at the officer. Boley returned fire and hit Williams.
The incident was a horrifying moment for Paul Castetter, who lives right across the street from where the shooting happened.
"I heard him say ‘show me your hands, show me your hands,’” Castetter said. “It was muffled at first then I heard pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop.”
Castetter said he saw the woman lying near his front yard asking if Williams was OK.
"I heard her saying that she was pregnant and I was hoping that she wasn't shot.” Castetter said. Williams was taken to University of Louisville Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
Boley received a powder burn and abrasions from William’s gun.
The shooting was a wakeup call for Castetter and reminded him after living on the quiet street for decades, danger can happen anytime and anywhere.
"It was a rude awakening, I'm glad none of the shots came through our house because we sleep right here,” he said.
ISP is continuing to investigate the shooting. Boley has been placed on paid administrative leave.