Louisville man facing 26 charges

Suspect hits cruisers, police fire shots

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Police arrested two people after a late night police chase ended in gunfire.

Driving a vehicle police said can reach speeds of more than 200 miles per hour, 32-year-old Brandon Keeling rammed a police car, fleeing from officers trying to arrest him on Tuesday.

Days later, Bullitt County Drug Task Force detectives spotted him again.

"We knew the risk that he was putting people in Tuesday night so we needed to get him in custody,” Captain Mike Murdoch, with the Bulllitt County Sheriff’s Department said.

Officials said they called in help from LMPD and the 9th Mobile Division.

On Inverness Avenue, detectives attempted to pull Keeling over but said he didn't stop.

A short police chase ensued. Once Keeling was surrounded, officials said he began ramming police vehicles. According to officials, detectives began firing shots at his tires to disable his car.

Murdoch said, "A narcotics detective from our Bullitt County Sheriff's drug task force fired two rounds that took out the passenger side tires of the vehicle. LMPD fired at least one round to take out a driver’s side tire, even after that the subject continued revving his engine, spinning his tires and attempting fleeing."

Police said 23-year-old Jessica Lamb was in the car with Keeling.

Worried Keeling would injure officers that were out on the scene, detectives said they approached the vehicle to attempt to arrest him.

"The detectives were able to break out the driver’s side window and taser Keeling, and were able to take him into custody at that time,” Murdoch said.

Keeling and Lamb were taken to Metro corrections.

No officers were injured during the incident.

Keeling had warrants out for his arrest at the time of this incident. His new charges include possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, nine counts of wanton endangerment, fleeing and evading, resisting arrest, trafficking heroin, trafficking methamphetamine and five counts of criminal mischief.

Lamb also had warrants out for her arrest. Her new charges include trafficking heroin and trafficking methamphetamine.

 


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