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Louisville man accused of shooting police officer denies allegations in 3-hour police interview

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man accused of shooting a police officer and going on the run ran the gambit of emotions after he was caught went from tears to being irate in a recent interview.

The first interrogation of JaQuan Crowley shows a man who denied everything.

"I didn't do nothing," he said in the interview. "I walked around to the scene and then seen everything ... I'm like this: I'm like, 'Damn this is [EXPLETIVE]-ed up and crazy.'" 

At times, he was animated, aggravated and emotional.

"I'm in a loose situation right now," he said. "Whatever we are talking about is bogus."

After hearing from friends and the news that he was wanted, Crowley said he was in disbelief. 

"I thought it was a joke," he added. "I'm telling friends, 'Quit playing with me!'" 

"It bothers me, 'cause my name is in this [EXPLETIVE], and I can't do nothing about it," he said.

Investigators grilled Crowley for three hours in his first interrogation. The newly released video comes from the Volusia County, Fla., jail. U.S. Marshals picked up Crowley near his sister's Florida home in June. He went on the run after being accused of shooting LMPD officer Kyle Carroll in the chest

LMPD detectives pressed for a confession behind bars, though the 23-year-old Crowley did not budge. He was adamant that he only went to the scene near S. 23rd Street and Magazine Street because it was two blocks from his home, but it was after the officer was shot. Crowley said he ran because of his criminal record, which includes charges for drugs, tampering with evidence, fleeing and evading, resisting arrest and assault of an officer.

"I had to get out of Louisville to get and lawyer, stay safe and then turn myself in," he said. 

Officer Carroll survived the shooting thanks to his bullet-resistant vest. 

"I want to look him in his eye," Crowley said. "Take a good look at the person you are accusing of shooting you ... My life is over with."

Crowley is in jail in Louisville now. A trail date is pending.

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