Louisville police officer dies after crash during chase

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Officials say a Louisville police officer has died from injuries he sustained in a crash during a high-speed chase.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Police Chief Steve Conrad announced the death of Officer Nick Rodman at a news conference Wednesday outside University Hospital.

Conrad says other officers pulled Rodman from his burning vehicle and took him directly to the hospital Tuesday evening.

The suspect, who was not identified, was involved in the wreck and remains at the same hospital. Conrad said he would be booked on charges including murder, domestic violence assault, wanton endangerment and fleeing police after he is released.

Fischer said Rodman’s father and brother are also with the police department.

Conrad said the chase began after police received several calls about shots being fired and arguing in a neighborhood west of downtown.

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