Coroner identifies man killed in officer-involved shooting at Louisville Kroger

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Police say one man is dead following an officer-involved shooting at a Kroger store in Louisville Thursday night.

Louisville Metro police said the suspect came out of the store, firing a shot at officers. (WAVE)

WAVE 3 News confirms the shooting happened in the 500 block of North 35th Street in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood just after 6 p.m.

Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Steve Conrad said in a news conference that the suspect came out of the store, firing a shot at officers. Conrad says police returned fire, killing the suspect.

According to WAVE, the suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Shelby Gazaway. A deputy coroner with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says Gazaway died during the shootout with police.

Before Chief Conrad spoke, multiple witnesses had told WAVE 3 News that two people started arguing in Kroger store, before the shooting.

This comes as Kroger is already facing a lawsuit from last year’s deadly shooting at its Jeffersontown location in Louisville.

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