RAW VIDEO | Bullitt County officials say two suspects led police on a chase into Louisville
A chase involving LMPD officers and Bullitt County Sheriff's deputies ended in gunfire early Friday morning -- but no one was seriously hurt.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A chase involving LMPD officers and Bullitt County Sheriff's deputies ended in gunfire early Friday morning -- but no one was seriously hurt.
According to Capt. Mike Murdoch, a spokesman for the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office, it all started on Tuesday, when the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force tried to arrest 32-year-old Brandon Keeling.
Keeling was wanted on arrest warrants for trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, escape, theft and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, according to Murdoch. He also had convictions for burglary, stalking and criminal mischief.
Keeling allegedly drove away in a black 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat before authorities could arrest him, hitting a narcotics vehicle in the process.
Murdoch said that, Thursday night, authorities found Keeling and began conducting undercover surveillance on him. That's when they obtained assistance from Louisville Metro Police.
According to Murdoch, police tried to stop Keeling on Inverness Avenue, but he responded by ramming a police narcotics vehicle, "causing major damage." He then allegedly hit another narcotics vehicle.
In total, five police vehicles were damaged, including three Bullitt County Sheriff's Office vehicles and two Louisville Metro Police vehicles, according to Murdoch.
A narcotics detective fired two rounds, hitting the passenger-side tires, and a Louisville Metro Police officer fired at least one round to take out a driver's side tire.
Murdoch said that, despite the damage, Keeling continued revving the engine and spinning tires in an attempt to get away.
Eventually, authorities say they were able to break out the driver's side window and use a tazer to subdue Keeling near the corner of Inverness Avenue and New Cut Road. He was taken into custody and checked by EMS for minor injuries, before being booked at Louisville Metro Corrections. Authorities say they seized two handguns, seven ounces of crystal meth, seven grams of heroin, $4,225 in cash and digital scales.
Keeling is now facing new charges: possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, nine counts of first degree wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in methamphetamine and five counts of criminal mischief.
Police also arrested Jessica Lamb in connection with the incident. Lamb was in the passenger seat, according to Murdoch. Murdoch says she is charged with trafficking in heroin and trafficking in methamphetamine.
No one was seriously injured. A Bullitt County narcotics detective went to the hospital for injuries to his hand. He was released on Friday.
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