LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- We are learning more about the unarmed Louisville man who was recently shot by a narcotics detective in West Louisville. WHAS 11’s Renee Murphy has his side of the story and has learned he worked closely with the city of Louisville.
Ishmael Gough, 22, is recovering after being shot in the leg. Police say the man who pulled the trigger was one of their own, an off duty narcotics detective named Chauncey Carthen.
Carthen may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the shooting and Gough was unarmed.
Gough could not be reached for comment but his attorney is releasing new information. Gough worked for a company that provides security for Louisville's city run parking garages.
He was set to begin a new job at Ford but he is currently on crutches and has not been able to work since the shooting.
Gough maintains that Detective Carthen already had the gun drawn when he got out of the car.
Gough says he got out of the car to see why the officer was following him for several blocks with no lights or sirens on.
We did learn that Gough was arrested for possession of marijuana at the end of June but Carthen was not one of the arresting officers.
Gough says he had never seen Carthen before the shooting. Carthen is on paid administrative leave while the Public Integrity Unit continues their investigation. Gough’s attorney says they will sue the city if they can’t settle this case out of court.
Calls between dispatchers the night of the shooting were just released Tuesday morning, click on the video player above for more.