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Man, LMPD officer involved in shooting near Norton Hospital identified, body camera footage released

Man, LMPD officer involved in shooting near Norton Hospital identified, body camera footage released

 The identities of a man and Louisville Metro Police Department officer involved in a fatal shooting in downtown Louisville have been released.

LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said the man, identified by the Jefferson County Deputy Coroner’s Office as Jessie Stringfield, 44, was stopped by a UofL officer and there was a struggle. During the confrontation, LMPD Officer Michael Johnson, Jr., saw the man reach for a weapon and shot him.

The shooting took place in the 200 block of East Gray Street, near the Norton parking garage, around noon on Monday, a Norton spokeswoman said.

Stringfield was taken to University of Louisville Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The shooting remains under investigation.

WAVE 3 News has chosen not to show the LMPD body camera video because some members of the viewing audience might find it disturbing.

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