Trial date set for frmr. Lou. detective accused of off-duty shooting


by Brittany Gonzalez

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 6:46 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A trial date has now been set for April 21, 2014, in the case against a former Louisville Metro Police detective accused of shooting a man while off duty.

Chauncey Carthan is accused of shooting then 22-year-old Ishmael Gough in the right leg in September 2012.

Gough told investigators Carthan followed him and never identified himself as a police officer.

According to the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, there are some negotiations actively being made between the Commonwealth and Carthan’s attorney to reach a plea deal.

Carthan pleaded not guilty to wanton endangerment, official misconduct, and DUI charges and had been placed on paid administrative leave after the shooting last September at 24th and Chestnut.

Carthan resigned from the Louisville Metro Police Department on Monday, Nov. 11.

Carthan’s attorney would not comment on his resignation or the case Wednesday morning.

Prosecutor Nick Mudd said he was unaware Carthan planned on resigning from the police department.

If no plea agreement is reached, the trial will move forward.

Carthan is expected to be back in court on February 11, 2014.