LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Authorities say a Kentucky police officer shot a man hiding in a vacant house after ordering him to show his hands.
The man was taken to a hospital, where he underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to his abdomen. No officers were injured.
Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad said the shooting happened Wednesday after a search of the house by three officers responding to a report of a man using drugs there. As they were leaving, one of the officers saw the man hiding behind an upright mattress.
Conrad did not release the man’s identity or his physical condition. He said the man is black and the female officer who shot him is white.
The officer’s police powers were suspended, as Conrad said is customary.