Police: Man shoots at officers, turns gun on self in Valley Station

Police conduct death investigation after incident in Valley Station

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A suspect is dead after police say he shot at officers and then turned the gun on himself Saturday.

Police say the incident began as a domestic incident on Trena Trail. Officers say they saw the vehicle believed to be driven by the suspect.

LMPD tried to make a traffic stop on the vehicle but the suspect kept going. Officers did not pursue the vehicle due to protocol.

Police later received calls about an erratic driver in the 10300 block of Dixie Highway matching the suspect pull into Bethany Memorial Cemetery.

When officers arrived at the suspect’s location, police say the suspect pointed a gun at officers and then drove back onto Dixie Highway and shot at them. No officers were hit but a vehicle was, according to the public information officer.

Police said the pursuit continued back into the cemetery where the suspect began to flee on foot. That’s when officers say they heard a gunshot.

Officers say they found the suspect dead from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Metro Police believe none of their officers fired a shot during the encounter with the suspect. No officers were injured.

The suspect has not yet been identified.

The public integrity unit is investigating. 

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