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VIDEO | LMPD identifies detective shot in the head Thursday during narcotics investigation

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LMPD Det. Darrell Hyche was hit when an "armed suspect" shot at him after a traffic stop during a narcotics investigation Thursday afternoon near Bardstown Road. LMPD Det. Darrell Hyche was hit when an "armed suspect" shot at him after a traffic stop during a narcotics investigation Thursday afternoon near Bardstown Road.
Det. Bradley Woolridge returned fire after the suspect shot Hyche, and hit the suspect, identified Friday as 32-year-old Alexander Simpson, killing him. Det. Bradley Woolridge returned fire after the suspect shot Hyche, and hit the suspect, identified Friday as 32-year-old Alexander Simpson, killing him.
LMPD Chief Steve Conrad addresses reporters Friday. LMPD Chief Steve Conrad addresses reporters Friday.
An ambulance leaves the scene of a triple shooting in Louisville's Buechel neighborhood on Feb. 1, 2018. Two suspects were shot, one fatally, and a detective was grazed in the head by a bullet. An ambulance leaves the scene of a triple shooting in Louisville's Buechel neighborhood on Feb. 1, 2018. Two suspects were shot, one fatally, and a detective was grazed in the head by a bullet.
Investigators at the scene of a shooting in Louisville's Buechel neighborhood on Feb. 1, 2018. Investigators at the scene of a shooting in Louisville's Buechel neighborhood on Feb. 1, 2018.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The LMPD narcotics detective shot in the head Thursday afternoon has a "long road ahead," Chief Steve Conrad said Friday, but he is expected to be OK.

Det. Darrell Hyche was hit when an "armed suspect" shot at him after a traffic stop near Carey Avenue and Bardstown Road in the Buechel neighborhood. Det. Bradley Woolridge returned fire and hit the suspect, identified Friday as 32-year-old Alexander Simpson, killing him.

Three other suspects, Billy Ray Riggs Jr., Mark Alan Reisner and Roger Dale Goodman, were also in the truck with Simpson. Riggs was also shot by Woolrodge, and he is in critical condition at University Hospital.

Simpson had a warrant for his arrest from May for allegedly violating his probation from a 2016 conviction for burglary and criminal possession of a forged instrument. Riggs also had a warrant out for his arrest, also for allegedly violating his probation. He was convicted in Hardin County in 2014 on charges of meth possession and tampering with evidence.

[IMAGES: POLICE INVESTIGATE DEADLY SHOOTING IN BUECHEL]

LMPD normally releases body camera video in the aftermath of police shootings, but Conrad said none exists in this case, because both detectives were conducting a "plain-clothes investigation."

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