LMPD: Officer shot robbery suspect at Family Dollar on west Broadway

LMPD: Officer shot robbery suspect at Family Dollar on west Broadway
LMPD officers were seen at University Hospital after the shooting. (Source: Jobina Fortson)
LMPD officers were seen at University Hospital after the shooting. (Source: Jobina Fortson)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police responding to a robbery were involved in a shooting at the Family Dollar on West Broadway on Wednesday night, officers said.

Metrosafe confirms the call came in at 8:47 p.m. of a robbery in the 1200 block of Broadway. That's between 12th and 13th streets, in the California neighborhood.

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When officers arrived, they set up a perimeter around the building trying to determine what was happening, Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.

As officers went to the back of the building, Mitchell said the suspect ran out armed with what appeared to be a shotgun. Officers said they ordered him to drop the weapon, but he refused.

One officer fired at the suspect, shooting him in the leg, Mitchell said.

The suspect was taken to University Hospital. He is expected to survive.

No officers were injured.

Employees were inside the Family Dollar when this happened. Police said the suspect took the business cash before running out the back door.

No other suspects are being sought.

LMPD's Public Integrity Unit is investigating the shooting.

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