LMPD officer injured following overnight chase

A LMPD officer is expected to be OK after being hit during a chase near 43rd and Broadway.

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- Late Tuesday night, an LMPD officer was injured following a chase that began outside of Jefferson County and ended at 43rd Street and Broadway, near Shawnee Park.

The Louisville Metro Police Department says the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force was involved in a pursuit that was heading into LMPD’s 1st Division patrol area on Monday night.

LMPD officers set up a position to support the officers involved in the chase, in case the subjects were to bail on foot.

The task force chased the subjects to Broadway and were heading westbound to the 4600 block of W. Broadway. The subject vehicle did stop between cars parked on the roadway, it stopped in front of a Broadway residence.

Task Force officers approached the vehicle and the subjects then drove the vehicle up the hill through the front yard of the residence.

The passenger was taken into custody but the driver fled the scene.

An LMPD officer was attempting to secure the subject vehicle in case the driver did come back and as the officer walked up to the vehicle it began to roll back. The officer was pinned between two vehicles.

The officer’s leg was broken and EMS responded to send him to University Hospital.  

The injured officer's name has not been released, but officials did say his injuries were not serious. 
Police are continuing to investigate.

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