POLICE: Louisville man exchanged gunfire with off-duty LMPD officer
The suspect is charged with two counts of wanton endangerment.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police arrested a Louisville man authorities say is accused of exchanging gunfire with an off-duty LMPD officer.
This is not the first time this LMPD officer, Christina Gaddis, has been in the news.
Herschel Brown was arrested Monday in the 6000 block of West Pages Lane, near Terry Road.
According to a police report, Gaddis called 911 and said her neighbor had shot at her at the River Breeze apartment complex where they both live.
Police say in the recorded call, the officer identified Brown as the person who had shot at her. Officials say the officer also claimed that Brown had been stalking her.
Authorities say the officer stated that she shot at Brown, after he allegedly fired a weapon toward her. Neither were hit by gunfire.
Investigators say the officer had previously filed two harassment reports against Brown. The most recent one was on Jan. 6.
Police say evidence found "is consistent with an exchange of gunfire." Shell casings were found in front of the officer's apartment and near her personal vehicle, officials say.
According to police, Brown also fired a shot into a second victim's apartment.
Authorities say the officer recorded part of the incident on her personal cell phone.
Neighbors say Brown has a had a history of odd behavior like talking to himself and yelling randomly at neighbors. That neighbor says she has called police about Brown's behavior, but nothing was done at the time.
"He watches everybody at every moment, I mean he's scary to me," she says.
Multiple neighbors told WDRB that they believe his behavior is consistent with mental disabilities. One stated, "I don't know what his mental condition is, but I have heard he has some sort of mental disability due to something that happened his life. I'm not sure what it is though."
"As I was walking by, he was kicking his chair off of his porch and cussing at me," a neighbor says of an encounter with Brown. "I did call the police and they said that being scared wasn't means to file any kind of claim or report." The police told her they were familiar with Brown, which made her more angry because she said they should have done something if they have had multiple complaints.
Brown is charged with two counts of wanton endangerment.
He is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $10,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.
Gaddis is currently on Administrative Reassignment, while the Public Integrity Unit is investigates.
WDRB reported in November, Gaddis was charged with one count of fourth degree assault - domestic violence. According to court records, two weeks ago Gaddis pleaded guilty to harassment, got diversion, and was ordered to alcohol treatment.
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