LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Police in Kentucky’s largest city say a man was shot and killed by an officer after refusing to drop a knife he used to threaten a woman.
Louisville police Chief Steve Conrad tells news outlets that the officer was responding to calls reporting a domestic disturbance Thursday at Colonial Oaks Apartments.
Conrad says that when the officer arrived, the suspect was holding a woman down on the ground and threatening her. The chief says the man didn’t drop the knife, and the officer “fired shots to protect the woman’s life.”
Authorities say the man, who was not immediately identified, died at University of Louisville Hospital.
Conrad did not identify the officer. He says the Louisville Metro Police Department’s public integrity unit is investigating.