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Man charged with attempted murder of police officer after shooting at LMPD

LMPD Lt. Col Steve Healey said no one was injured and no officers fired their weapons during the incident Thursday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Metro Police said a man is in custody after he allegedly shot at officers and tried to run from police Thursday.

LMPD Lt. Col Steve Healey said officers attempted to pull over a vehicle around 2 p.m. in the 1800 block of Bluegrass Ave. when the driver, identified by police as 21-year-old Chandler Hines, began shooting at the officers.

Officers pursued Hines to Oleanda Dr. near Churchill Downs. There, Healey said Hines got out of the vehicle and ran. Healey said officers were able to capture him in the 1200 block of Algonquin Parkway near 7th Street and bring him into custody.

Healey said no officers fired their weapons and no one was hit.

LMPD spokesperson Beth Ruoff said Hines is charged with the attempted murder of a police officer, fleeing police, having a handgun as a convicted felon and tampering with evidence.

Healey said Hines was wanted on multiple felony warrants, including one for cutting off his HIP ankle monitor. Hines also had drugs on him when he was arrested.

Healey said it was "very fortunate" that no one was injured in the incident since the man fired shots in an area that included a hospital and a school. He said the suspect showed "no regard for the safety" of the officers or the public.

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