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.