Officer hit by car during police pursuit - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Officer hit by car during police pursuit

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Policeman is injured after a high-speed chase involving Louisville Metro Police goes from Kentucky to Indiana and back again.

By-Bill Alexander, Fox 41 News  balexander@fox41News

This started at about 5:45 this morning at the corner of 30th St. and Magazine in Louisville, Ky., when cops spotted what they thought was a car with a robbery suspect.

What happened next was a high-speed chase across the Sherman Minton Bridge into Indiana under the cover of darkness, and back into Kentucky, where this ended on Manslick Rd. in the Shively community.

Police say there, the suspect, 28-year old Robert Vaden ran into another car and ran over the foot of Metro-Police Officer Scott Walker who also fell and broke his arm.

Cops say Vaden drove away again, but was captured near Georgetown Cirlce. Shortly before that Metro Police fired shots at him, but he wasn't hit.

"I can't advise how many gunshots," a police spokesman told Fox 41's Bill Alexander. "Our professional integrity unit is investigating at this time and they will determine all that, but no one was injured as a result of that."

"An officer did discharge his firearm and he was actually injured prior to that incident and is being treated at University [Hospital,]" he added.

As far as those robberies are concerned, police say it was a series of street robberies. They don't know how many, and they don't think there were injuries as a result of those robberies.

Vaden is charged with assault, wanton endangerment and resisting arrest.

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