LMPD officer in critical condition after shooting in Chickasaw neighborhood

Louisville Metro police said the shooting happened Thursday morning during a traffic stop.
Published: Sep. 7, 2023 at 5:27 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2023 at 12:56 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - An officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department is in critical condition after he was shot early Thursday morning.

LMPD Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel confirmed a Louisville Metro police officer was conducting a traffic stop around 2:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Kentucky Street in the Chickasaw neighborhood.

Shots were then reportedly fired from a home near the traffic stop. The officer was shot in the torso and rushed to University of Louisville Hospital. The identity of the officer has not been released, but he has reportedly been on the job for a year and a half.

A supporting officer was also there and fired shots back. That officer was not injured.

SWAT and hostage negotiators working at where the shooting occurred. Louisville Metro police said people in the area should stay inside until an “all clear” is given.

No arrests have been confirmed at this time. However, three people have been detained. It is not known if these people are connected to the officer-involved shooting.

There is body camera footage and Gwinn-Villaroel said it will be released in 10 business days.

The shooting is currently being investigated and anyone with information can call the police department’s anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD (5673) or use the online LMPD Crime Tip portal.

Below is the LMPD update on the shooting:

Below are a social media posts from Mayor Craig Greenberg and Governor Andy Beshear about reports of the shooting: