LMPD: Woman commits suicide as officers try to serve arrest warrant
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Protesters are gathering around a home in the 3600 block of West Jefferson in Shawnee after a woman committed suicide as officers tried to serve her with an arrest warrant Friday, LMPD Sgt. John Bradley said. It happened just before 3:30 p.m.
Bradley told WAVE 3 News officers serving the warrant did not fire any shots, and the woman’s fatal injuries are self-inflicted. The officers were serving the warrant with U.S. Marshals as part of a task force when they heard a gunshot from the back of the home. The woman was found dead in a back room.
“As they knocked and announced their presence a single gunshot was heard from with in the residence. No officers or US Marshall’s [sic] discharged their weapons,” LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said in a statement. “Shortly thereafter the suspect was found deceased within the residence from a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
Bradley confirmed to WAVE 3 News that protesters gathering outside the home are accusing investigators in the area of shooting and killing the woman.
A further investigation is underway, which is being conducted by the LMPD Public Integrity Unit.
This story will be updated.
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