LMPD officer on administrative leave after confrontation leads to shooting

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 5:13 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 5 at 12:35 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An off-duty Metro Police officer is under investigation after he allegedly shot a man Tuesday night.

The shooting happened just before midnight at the intersection of 24th and West Chestnut streets.

Police said the officer was in his police cruiser when he got into a confrontation with a man in another car. Both got out of their vehicles and the officer fired one shot, hitting the man in the lower body.

Investigators said the officer did identify himself and the man did not comply with the officer orders.

A witness who wanted to remain anonymous said she hear a gun shot and someone moaning, that's when she decided to call police.

Neighbors said the man was unarmed, but police did not say if he had a weapon. The man was transported to University of Louisville Hospital where he was treated and released.

"Very preliminary in nature. Hopefully, as our public integrity unit continues with their investigation we will be able to release more details later," Alicia Smiley, LMPD public information officer, said.

LMPD’s public integrity unit is investigating and the officer was placed on paid administrative leave, both are is standard policy with any police-involved shooting.

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