Stabbing investigation leads to officer-involved shooting in Bon Air neighborhood

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One person was taken to the hospital after an officer-involved shooting in the Bon Air neighborhood, MetroSafe confirmed. It happened on the 3000 block of Talisman Road.

According to LMPD Chief Steve Conrad, officers were following up on an investigation of a stabbing which happened earlier in the day. Just before noon, officers responded to the 2100 block of Alston Avenue where they found a woman, 26 weeks pregnant, with multiple stab wounds. 

“They had information about a suspect and they had identified a vehicle they had believed the suspect was driving. They began following that vehicle,” LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said regarding the officers involved in the chase.

LMPD officers followed that vehicle to the 3000 block of Cabinwood Dr. where it stopped. Investigators have not determined if officers or the suspect fired the initial shots. 

“The suspect brandished a firearm and shots were fired. The suspect then fled in the vehicle from that location to the 3000 block of Talisman,” Chief Conrad said. 

Conrad said the vehicle stopped again on Talisman where gunfire was exchanged with officers. The suspect was struck during the exchange and taken to UofL Hospital. His condition is unknown.

It’s not known if the driver was in fact the suspect from the stabbing. Chief Conrad says that will be part of the investigation. LMPD’s Public Integrity Unit is investigating. 

The woman involved in the stabbing was taken to UofL Hospital where she had to deliver her baby prematurely. LMPD said Wednesday night, both the mother and baby were in stable condition.

Chief Conrad said LMPD expects to provide an update on the details of the chase and shooting sometime Thursday. 

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