Second man shot by LMPD narcotics detective dies at University Hospital
Investigators at the scene of a shooting in Louisville's Buechel neighborhood on Feb. 1, 2018.
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.
LMPD Chief Steve Conrad addresses reporters on Feb. 2.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A second man has died after being shot Thursday afternoon by an LMPD narcotics detective.
Billy Ray Riggs, Jr., 38, died at University Hospital Saturday of a gunshot wound, two days after the shooting on Feb. 1. That's when Riggs, Alexander Sampson, Mark Alan Reisner and Roger Dale Goodman were in a truck that was pulled over by Det. Darrell Hyche and Det. Bradley Woolridge near Carey Avenue and Bardstown Road in Buechel.
Hyche was shot in the head when an "armed suspect," LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said, opened fire. Woolridge returned fire and hit Simpson, killing him. Riggs was taken to 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.
LMPD normally releases body camera video in the aftermath of police shootings, but Conrad said there isn't any in this case, because both detectives were conducting a "plain-clothes investigation."