Suspect's father urges son to turn himself in

Suspect's father urges son to turn himself in
Published: Jun. 15, 2016 at 2:27 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2016 at 4:21 AM EDT
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Jamie Green (Source: WAVE 3 News)
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George Fields (Source: WAVE 3 News)
George Fields (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The father of the man accused of shooting a Louisville Metro Police Department officer said he is worried about what will happen to his son when he is found.

"I am a daddy and I care about my kids," Jamie Green said on Tuesday. "You know what I'm saying and I don't want nothing to happen to him and I mean that."

Green is worried sick about his son, 22-year-old Jacquan Crowley - the same man police say shot Officer Kyle Carroll late Saturday night, just a block from where his father lives.

"I don't know what's going on, I'm puzzled like everybody else," Green said.

Crowley's father urged his son to do one thing.

"Turn yourself in. You know, you've got to turn yourself in," he said. "Hold up on you didn't do it, we know you didn't do it, so I want you to turn yourself in."

Green said Crowley was with several other people when he encountered officer Kyle Carroll. He believes his son isn't the one who pulled the trigger.

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"If you know him, he's a runner. He runs. He ain't no cop killer," Green said.

Community activist George Fields wants to act as a buffer, offering Crowley a hand to turn himself in to avoid any potential confrontations.

"The only way we are going to hear the other side is if we can get this kid to turn himself in," Fields said. "This is not about snitching, this is about saving a brother's life."

Green said he and Crowley's mother haven't heard from him and have no idea where he is.

"Everybody worried about him, his whole family is worried about him, but he ain't reached out to nobody," Green said.

Fields through his group, the Voice of Louisville, has set up a hotline at 502-333-2504 to help any community member caught up in crime to help find a solution in order to bring some peace to the city.

Officer Carroll is now at home recuperating. Investigators said he was saved by his protective vest. In January Carroll was commended by LMPD Chief Steve Conrad for work he did around Beecher Terrace. In an employee memorandum Conrad said Carroll helped get several criminals, drugs and weapons off the street.

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