LMPD investigating officer-involved shooting on S. 38th Street

Louisville, KY – According to the LMPD officials, the officer-involved shooting occurred right after 6 p.m. Monday evening.

The 911 caller told the dispatcher that they spotted multiple juvenile males illegally entenng a detached garage locatca on a vacant property with what was reported as a suspected stolen vehicle. 

Officers respond to the 800 block of S. 38th Street. When they arrived on scene, they could hear subjects inside of the garage and had drawn their weapon due to multiple unknown threats.

As the officers waited for back up, the garage door opened, and multiple juveniles ran out of the garage. As one officer tried to detain the suspects, his service weapon discharged one bullet. The discharge is believed to have been unintentional.

One teen suspect was detained from the group that ran, but refused to answer any questions. 

Neither the officers nor the individual detained were injured during the incident. During further examination of the scene, no evidence presented itself that would alert officers on scene that anyone had been injured.

About an hour later, Norton Children’s Hospital personnel informed our officers that a teenage male made his way by private means, where he was treated for what is believed to be a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

LMPD was then informed that another teenage male arrived at Norton’s Hospital Downtown with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Both teens gave multiple conflicting statements to investigators regarding how they were shot and denied being at the 800 block of S. 38th Street scene.

Over the next few hours, LMPD detectives began reviewing body worn camera footage and other evidence to ascertain how the juveniles were shot.

 The officer was placed on administrative leave LMPD consulted with Kentucky State Police (KSP) and KSP instructed LMPD to conduct the investigation. 

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