LMPD officers shoot and kill armed man in southwest Louisville
It happened around 1:30 a.m. on Broadleaf Drive.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man is dead after being shot by Louisville Metro Police in southwest Louisville.
LMPD Chief Steve Conrad says three officers were responding to a domestic dispute at an apartment on Broadleaf Drive about 1:30 a.m. Monday. That's off Cane Run Road near Crums Lane.
Conrad says the man came out of the apartment armed with a knife and what he called "another edged weapon" that may have been a tree saw or a machete.
Officers told him to drop his weapons, but instead, the man allegedly charged the officers. Chief Conrad says two officers shot the man to protect their lives. The man died at the scene.
Friends of the suspect say it was all a misunderstanding.
"He wasn't a disrespectful person," said a woman who identified herself as Lashauna. "He was a real good guy. He was hard of hearing in one ear so what I'm hearing is that maybe he wasn't hearing everything they were saying or whatnot."
All three officers were wearing body cameras. Chief Conrad says that footage will be reviewed and released.
The two officers involved were put on administrative leave, which is standard procedure. The officer that did not shoot will be treated as a witness.
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