Woman shot by police at conclusion of standoff dies; identity released
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The woman shot by police at the conclusion of a SWAT situation in Okolona Wednesday night has died.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, Tracy A. Wade, 39, was pronounced dead at 11:38 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Louisville Hospital emergency room. She died of multiple gunshot wounds. An autopsy was being performed Thursday morning.
Police said Wade barricaded herself and an 18-month-old child inside a home in the 5000 block of Roaming Plains Court for seven hours, armed with a gun. Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell said the woman pointed a gun at officers as they entered the home around 11 p.m.
The standoff began around 4 p.m. Wednesday as officers tried to serve a warrant for a felony probation violation. The SWAT and negotiation teams were dispatched to the home.
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave. As a matter of department policy, the shooting is being investigated by the LMPD Public Integrity Unit.
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