Update from breaking news of earlier report when we stated a Louisville, KY Metro Police Officer had ben shot and a suspect was sought.
The officer has been identified as Officer Kyle Carrol who has been with the Louisville, KY. Metro Police Department for about 18 months. The incident began when Officer Carrol saw Jaquan Crowley just after 11 p.m. Saturday on the 2300 block of Magazine Street.
According to Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad, Carrol saw Crowley who he knew from a prior arrest and Crowley attempted to hide his identity by turning away. “As he [Carrol] drove past the man, the man turned away, which the officer believed was an effort to hide his identity from the officer. That caused the officer to be concerned,”
The Officer made a U-Turn and at that point Crowley started running and the officer got out of his vehicle and ran after him. According to the Chief of Police the chase involved jumping over a fence. He says after Crowley jumped the fence, he fired a shot at Carrol.
Officer Carrol was struck in the chest. Chief Conrad says the officer was wearing a bullet proof vest at the time.
Carrol was taken to University Hospital by another officer. He is alert and in stable condition.
Officers were brought to the scene including air and K-9 units to search for Crowley who is described as a black male, about 5’11” and weighing about 135 pounds. He’s also believed to have long dreadlocks.
If you see him, or know of his whereabouts, you’re asked to call Metro Safe at (502) 574-7111 and are warned not to approach the subject.
The shooting is under investigation.