VIDEO | LMPD releases body cam footage of officer shooting armed robbery suspect
The Louisville Metro Police Department released body camera footage Thursday of an officer shooting and wounding an armed robbery suspect.
Warning: Some may find the body camera video above graphic.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Metro Police Department released body camera footage Thursday of an officer shooting and wounding an armed robbery suspect.
Chief Steve Conrad said the shooting happened about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Family Dollar store on West Broadway and 13th Street downtown.
“This video offers only one view of what occurred last night," Conrad said. "This video is just one part of our investigation. We will continue through our efforts to do a thorough and complete investigation."
The suspect, 24-year-old Dominique Hardiman, allegedly went into the front of the store with a gun, grabbed the cash and ran out a rear entrance.
“Mr. Hardiman brandished a firearm, fired multiple shots inside of the business and initiated a robbery,” said Lt. Aaron Crowell with the LMPD Public Integrity Unit.
The Public Integrity Unit showed the body cam footage Thursday, which begins with a view through the front windshield of the police cruiser.
The officer gets out of the police cruiser and goes around to the side to the rear of the Family Dollar. The suspect can be seen coming around the corner, and that's when the sound of gunshots begin.
Next, the suspect can be seen on the ground with an apparent gunshot to the thigh. Another officer disarms Hardiman while he was on the ground. Police said he was taken to University Hospital, treated and released to Metro Corrections.
The suspect was shot by Officer Michael Roberson, who is a 12-year veteran of LMPD. His only discipline is verbal counseling for court appearances. Roberson is currently on administrative reassignment
Conrad said the video is a single view to help them determine what happened. He said they "owe it to the officer and the suspect."
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