Metro Corrections officer fires shot outside Highlands Kroger - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Metro Corrections officer fires shot outside Highlands Kroger

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An off-duty Metro Corrections officer fired a shot Wednesday at the Highlands Kroger.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. at the Kroger on Bardstown Road near Trevilian Way.

Police say an off-duty corrections officer was inside the store when he was saw someone allegedly shoplifting. Investigators said the corrections officer confronted the person and spoke with him or her about returning the items.

But the suspect reportedly got in a car and tried to "cause harm" to the officer. The officer, who was not in uniform, then fired a shot but did not hit the suspect. 

No one was hit or injured. Police are still looking for the suspect. 

The LMPD Public Integrity Unit is investigating.

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