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Woman dies after being shot by LMPD officers following eight hour SWAT situation

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Sgt. Paul Humphrey Sgt. Paul Humphrey
Tracy Wade (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Tracy Wade (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Det. Michael Simpson Det. Michael Simpson
Ofc. Brad Harris Ofc. Brad Harris
Sgt. Eric Culver Sgt. Eric Culver
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman died after she was shot by police officers during a SWAT situation Wednesday night.

That woman is 39-year-old Tracy Wade, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office. She was pronounced dead at 11:38 p.m. at University Hospital Wednesday night. The coroner says she died of multiple gunshot wounds.

We're told U.S. Marshals were at the home on Roaming Plains Court on Wednesday to serve a felony warrant. The home is located in the Indian Falls subdivision in Okolona.

"The task force engaged a female suspect inside the home and she indicated she had a weapon and a small child. At that point, the task force disengaged and pulled out and asked for LMPD's help with their SWAT team," said Col. Ozzy Gibson with LMPD.

Around 11 o'clock Wednesday night, Wade agreed to come out of the house, police say.

When the SWAT team went to meet her, they say she pointed a gun at officers. That's when authorities say she was shot by police.

"About 11:00 we heard about I would say 6-10 gunshots inside the home," said neighbor Serena Goss.

"And then I heard boom, boom, boom- shooting and said 'oh my gosh'," said neighbor Maria Jones.

The coroner says she was hit multiple times and died at the hospital.

We checked into Tracy Wade's criminal history and found that in recent years, she has been found guilty of forgery and identity theft.

Last week an active bench warrant was issued for her for a probation violation.

Police are not yet saying if she fired any shots at officers, but they do say a weapon was recovered.

They are not yet commenting on which officers fired shots, or how many times.

"The LMPD Public Integrity Unit is currently investigating this," said Col. Gibson.

LMPD identifies the four officers who have been placed on administrative duties as Sgt. Eric Culver, Sgt. Paul Humphrey, Officer Brad Harris, and Detective Michael Simpson.

Culver is a 12-year veteran, Humphrey an 8-year veteran, and both Harris and Simpson 23-year veterans with LMPD.

Police call this an ongoing investigation.

As for the woman's husband, he declined to be interviewed for this story and requested to be left alone.

We're told the child is fine and is with family.

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