Kentucky officials: Man shot, killed by Louisville police
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville’s police department has posted graphic body camera video from the fatal shooting of an African-American man by white police officers.
The video captures officers speaking to a couple of people about a domestic dispute, approaching a residence and ordering someone to “drop it” several times. A woman at the scene had told police the man had a knife.
Within four seconds, eight shots are fired. The camera then shows a man on the ground.
Chief Steve Conrad said Monday the video raises questions. He said authorities would investigate the incident.
Officials haven’t released the name of the slain man, but Conrad said he was in his mid-50s.
The shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. Monday.
Conrad said Officers Taylor Banks and Beau Gadegaard are on administrative leave pending the investigation.