Man arrested after police pursuit that ended at JCPS bus compound

When officers attempted to stop the vehicle at Bishop Lane and Gardiner Lane, the vehicle fled the scene leading officers on a pursuit.
Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 5:16 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A man was arrested after a police pursuit that ended at the JCPS bus compound Sunday afternoon.

According to the Louisville Metro Police Department, the 6th Division responded to assist the West Buechel Police Department on a robbery call at the Game Stop on the 3600 block of Mall Road. Officers got information about the suspect vehicle and located it on Shepherdsville Road.

When officers attempted to stop the vehicle at Bishop Lane and Gardiner Lane, the vehicle fled the scene leading officers on a pursuit.

The pursuit ended in the 3600 block of Parthenia Avenue at the Jefferson County Public School bus compound.

Before the car ended up in this gate, it was taking police on a chase all through the south end.

”We saw the white vehicle coming towards us and then 15 cops roughly,” said Ellie Windhorst.

After a report that the Game Stop on Mall Road had been robbed, police saw the suspect in his car on Shepherdsville Road and Hikes Lane .They tried to stop him, but he took off.

Witnesses say the chase lasted for more than 30 minutes.

”We just keep hearing the names of all the streets in the neighborhood. Strader, Wheeler, and then we hear he runs into a gate,” Caitlen Ruwe said.

During the chase, police say the suspect fired a shot into the air.

”We got back to our house with food and we saw some police cars. We sit at a 4-way on a corner and there were police cars every which way and they started yelling at us to get into the house and he came straight towards us on the driver’s side of my car,” Windhorst said.

The pursuit ended in the gate of the JCPS bus compound on Parthenia Ave.

”They made their way over here and he rammed into the gate at the compound I guess assuming he’d get through and got stuck,” Windhorst said.

That’s when a swarm of SWAT, K9s, and regular police descended onto the neighborhood.”

They were everywhere. We heard them everywhere. The helicopters were shopping. It was very dramatic. Very intense yes,” said Ruwe.

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