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Community leaders discuss LMPD fatal shooting and crime prevention

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Local leaders are speaking with the community to try and address tensions with police.

Councilwoman Jessica Green hosted a community meeting Wednesday night at the Highland Park Missionary Baptist to discuss the issue. She says new solutions are needed to address violence in Louisville.

The Aug. 8 shooting of Darnell Wicker by two LMPD officers has many people in her district concerned.

"I do think that people still have a level of not feeling like they're fully apprised of everything that's going on," Councilwoman Green said.

LMPD Chief Steve Conrad was one of the main speakers at the event.

He assured the audience that LMPD will be as transparent as possible. Police say Wicker was carrying two bladed objects when officers shot and killed him. The department has released the body camera video of the incident.

"At the end of the day, a life was lost and that is tragic," he said. "No officer ever wants to take a life. That is absolutely the last thing that we ever want to do."

He says if the Commonwealth's Attorney rules the two officers' actions lawful, he will launch a second investigation by his department to make sure the proper procedures were followed.

Community members want to continue the conversation with police and get more people involved with crime prevention.

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