IMAGES: LMPD investigating officer-involved shooting on I-265 ramp to Brownsboro Road
The injury the man suffered from the gunshot and the details police are releasing about what started the incident.
Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 2:45 AM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An investigation is underway after an officer-involved shooting at the Snyder Freeway and Brownsboro Road early Tuesday.
Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad went to the scene and tells WDRB that the incident started at a gas station on Westport Road just after 2 a.m. Tuesday. That's where Conrad says Eighth District officers saw a man acting suspicious.
Conrad says the suspect "was talking to people and making movements in and out of his car. The officers perceived that there was something suspicious going on. They didn't confront the man, they just observed him. At that point, the man left the gas station and got on the Gene Snyder Freeway.
Officers followed his truck on to the Snyder Freeway. They lost him, but when the officers saw the truck abandoned on the ramp to Brownsboro Road, they stopped. Officers say the man was out of the truck and running toward the nearby woods.
Conrad says the officer perceived a threat and fired his weapon.
The man was hit in the foot and is being treated at University Hospital.
Conrad says the man was allegedly driving a stolen truck and has a warrant for another stolen vehicle or stolen property. There is no information about whether the suspect was armed. The suspect's name was not immediately released.
The public integrity Unit is investigating.
The ramp from the northbound Snyder Freeway to Brownsboro Road was closed for several hours while police conducted their investigation.
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