Suspect in ‘stable condition’ after officer-involved shooting in Wyandotte neighborhood
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Louisville Metro police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said a man shot by officers in the Wyandotte neighborhood is listed in stable condition at UofL Hospital.
Around: 2:30 p.m., officers were called to respond to the 1000 block of Beecher Street on a report of domestic violence.
When officers arrived at the home, they found a man armed with an AR-styled pistol sitting inside a car in the driveway.
The suspect led officers on a foot pursuit through the neighborhood.
Despite multiple commands from officers to drop the weapon, Gwinn-Villaroel said the suspect did not comply and pointed the weapon at officers. In response, one of the officers shot the suspect.
This all happened near Cindy Borden’s house.
“I just heard cops coming from everywhere,” she said.
Borden wasn’t surprised to see something like this happen in her neighborhood. It’s a sentiment that several neighbors shared with us.
“It’s normal. It’s a normal everyday occurrence out here,” Borden said.
Officers performed life-saving measures before the suspect was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital with critical injuries. Gwinn-Villaroel said he is listed in stable condition.
“This is yet another example of an individual illegally in possession of a firearm in our city,” Gwinn-Villaroel said. “We are fortunate that no one else was hurt, no neighbors were injured, and none of our officers were hurt in this encounter.”
Hours after the incident a woman who claims to be best friends with the man who was shot came up to talk with WAVE News.
“I still don’t know what to say. I don’t know if it’s real or what,” Mariana Collado said.
Collado said she knows him from being out on the streets. Even after everything that happened, she wanted to send him a message.
“I love you. I’m praying for you. We’re all praying for you,” Collado said.
This is the seventh officer-involved shooting this year, which includes the Old National Bank mass shooting since the shooter was shot by an LMPD officer.
There is body camera footage that will be released within 10 business days.
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