LMPD releases bodycam footage from officer-involved shooting in Wyandotte neighborhood

The video shows the armed suspect pointing his gun in the direction of the officer chasing him.
Published: Nov. 19, 2023 at 1:12 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2023 at 3:30 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - One week after it happened, Louisville Metro police have released bodycam footage from the November 13 officer-involved shooting in the Wyandotte neighborhood.

The shooting happened around 2:35 p.m. after officers responded to the 1000 block of Beecher St. following 911 calls about a woman calling out for help. LMPD Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said the officer shot the suspect after he had failed to follow multiple commands to put the gun down and then pointed the gun at the officer.

Video recorded by the body camera of Officer O’Sha Rogers shows the suspect, Jaron Bobbitt, 38, of Louisville, flee from officers. Bobbitt was sitting in a car parked in the driveway of a home when officers arrived. The video shows him running off while holding an AR-style pistol.

During the foot chase, Bobbitt can be seen on the video holding the gun and ignoring several commands to put the gun down. Once the foot chase reached the 900 block of Camden Ave., the video shows Bobbitt pointing in the weapon at Rogers.

Rogers fired, striking Bobbitt. LMPD would not say how many rounds were fired and how many struck Bobbitt.

Bobbitt is a convicted felon and should not have been in possession of a gun. The WAVE Troubleshooters found Bobbitt has a lengthy criminal history.

Bobbitt was booked into Louisville Metro Corrections after being treated for his gunshot wounds. He is charged with fourth-degree assault, domestic violence; fleeing or evading police; wanton endangerment; and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon charges in connection with the incident.

Bond has been set at $100,000 cash.

Deputy Chief Steve Healey said a copy of the case file from the LMPD Public Integrity Unit investigation will be turned over to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for a final review and to Kentucky State Police for a peer review. A copy of the file will also be given to the Louisville office of the Inspector General.

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