Louisville detective indicted in off-duty shooting

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Associated Press

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 5:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville detective has been indicted in connection with the shooting of an unarmed man he had pulled over while off duty last year.

Police have said narcotics detective Chauncey Carthan shot 22-year-old Ishmael Gough (GOFF') last Sept. 4. Carthan has been on paid administrative leave since then.

The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1dTDWhv ) said a Jefferson County grand jury charged Gough on Thursday with wanton endangerment, official misconduct and driving under the influence. He was cleared of the most serious charge, second-degree assault, but the wanton endangerment charge is a felony.

Carthan's attorney, Steve Schroering, said Carthan maintains his innocence and is looking forward to having all the evidence presented to a jury.

Gough was shot in the thigh. Community activist Christopher 2X said Gough is going through physical rehab and that his leg is improving.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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