Jefferson County deputy injured in officer involved shooting


Louisville Metro Police are investigating a shooting involving an Jefferson County sheriff's deputy.

According to police, two deputies were serving a warrant at a home in the 3300 block of Powell Avenue, but no one answered the door.

Police said the deputies then saw a man walking down the street carrying a gas can.

The deputies started talking to the man, and police said they got suspicious.

According to police, they ran a check on his license plate and discovered he had an outstanding felony warrant.

Police said the deputies questioned him, and when they tried to get the man's license, he got in his car and started it.

Police said one of the deputies struggled with the man over the steering wheel and car keys.

That deputy was halfway inside the car and halfway out when police said he was dragged around the block to the 3400 block of Glendale Avenue.

Police said one of the deputies then drew his gun and shot the man, killing him.

The deputy that was dragged had a gash on his arm. He was taken to the hospital and should be OK.

The LMPD public integrity unit is now investigating.

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