LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The man suspected of holding up a KFC and taking hostages before being shot and killed in a confrontation with police Sunday morning has been identified.
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the suspect as Carlos D. Runyon, 30. Runyon is believed to have lived in the Newburg area.
Police were called out to the KFC in the 6600 block of Bardstown Road Sunday morning when a hold-up alarm sounded. When they arrived on scene, officers said they noticed the drive-thru window was busted.
Officers said they entered the restaurant where they found Runyon holding a gun and had hostages tied up.
SWAT was called in, but before they arrived the suspect took one of the hostages and fled the scene, police said.
The hostage got away from Runyon, police said, and a foot chase ensued.
Police said Runyon led officers from the restaurant through a wooded area behind the 9100 block of Beulah Church Road. That is when police said the suspect pulled out a gun and began firing at officers.
One of the pursuing officer returned fire, hitting the Runyon. LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said they believe the officer's shot was the one that killed the suspect, but the investigation is not complete.