LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - What started as a routine traffic stop turned into a dangerous situation Monday night.
The incident happened just off Cane Run Road, as officers found themselves getting shot at by a man wanted for murder.
Louisville Metro Police said it's very lucky no one got hurt and said it just goes to show, officers never know what they're getting into even when they pull someone over.
LMPD Deputy Chief Colonel Michael Sullivan said, "Situations can turn in a mere second from something routine into something that turns critical."
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That's what happened Monday when two 2nd Division LMPD officers made a routine traffic stop and pulled over a car with expired plates on Kramer Lane near Matthews Avenue.
They had no idea one of the people in the car was a murder suspect from Paducah.
Tracell Nunn, 27, is charged in the murder of Gary Johnson, 46. Police in Paducah said Nunn and two other men were involved in a shooting outside the Brickhouse nightclub. Johnson, a man believed to be a bystander, was shot and later died.
Police have been looking for Nunn since that April killing. Monday night, after the car he was in got pulled over, police said Nunn bolted then fired at officers.
"You understand your own mortality when you're in those situations," Sullivan said.