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RAW VIDEO: Police chief explains preliminary investigation into officer-involved shooting

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One man is dead after a confrontation with two Louisville Metro Police officers Wednesday night at the corner of First and Jefferson in downtown Louisville, according to LMPD.

Police Chief Steve Conrad says a white male who appears to be in his 20s was shot by two officers outside the Bader’s Food Mart at the corner of First and Jefferson about 11:22 p.m. Wednesday night.

Five officers were at the Bader’s food mart on a break -- two were outside the store and three were inside the store – when the incident happened, according to Chief Conrad.

Officers told Conrad the man said something to the two officers before pulling a knife, at which point the officers drew their weapons and backed away from the man. However, Conrad would not say what was allegedly said to the officers. 

Police said when the man "charged" at the officers with the knife, both fired several shots. The man was pronounced dead on scene.

The coroner is still working to identify the victim, but Conrad says the officers involved will likely be identified Thursday. Conrad noted the officers were part of Operation TRUST, which was established after several homicides in February. The special officers were in civilian clothes with bullet proof vests on marked Police, according to Conrad. 

Chief Conrad added the offers did not have body cameras. However, he said LMPD will release Real Time Crime Center video of the incident Thursday afternoon. More details will be released in a news conference.

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