LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A police officer is resting and recovering back home after he was grazed by a bullet overnight in Louisville.
According to Chief Conrad, Officer Noah Straman attempted to stop two men in the area of 36th and Broadway around 1:30 a.m. on Friday. The men ran away and the officer chased after them. At some point during the chase, Straman was grazed by a bullet.
Several witnesses stopped before Straman was rushed to the hospital, including our assignment editor, Sherlene Shanklin.
"Once he got right to the middle of the street, he collapsed. And that's when I got concerned and didn't know what was going on," said Sherlene Shanklin.
Shanklin had just ended her night shift at WHAS 11 News when she saw Officer Straman chasing two men through neighbors' yards before he fell. She pulled over immediately.
"I just ran up to the officer and I just said are you okay, are you okay, and then once I saw he was bleeding from the head, I knew he needed medical assistance," she explained.
"I didn't hear gunshots," she said. "I did have the music up and I had the air conditioning on. I wasn't listening for anything. I had turned my scanner ears off." She described the suspects only as silhouettes in the night.
Officer Straman is reportedly home resting and recovering from the injury he sustained.
The LMPD Air Unit and S.W.A.T. teams were called to the scene to search for the suspects but were unable to find them. Police only know that the suspects were two black men. If you have any information, you are urged to call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.
Editor's Note: We originally received information from MetroSafe that the incident was a crash at 28th and Broadway. This story has been updated to reflect new information.