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LMPD officer injured, suspect dead after shooting

Courier~Journal - Louisville, Kentucky
Taylor Riley - Courier~Journal
LMPD officer injured, suspect dead after shooting

A Louisville Metro Police officer is recovering from injuries and a suspect is dead after shots were fired Saturday night near Churchill Downs.

Chief Steve Conrad told WHAS that officers were responding to a burglary around 10:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Oleanda Avenue near Taylor Boulevard. Police had reports of someone inside the house and when officers entered, they found a white male in his 20s upstairs.

Conrad said the suspect began shooting at the officers, striking one in the chest area.

"Officers returned fire at the suspect. The suspect is still at the scene. He is deceased. The officer has an injury to his chest where he was struck. He also has a gunshot wound to his hand," Conrad said.

Conrad told WHAS that the injured officer was taken to University Hospital for treatment and potentially surgery. The officer is expected to be fine.

The incident is still under investigation but police are expected to hold a press conference about the incident on Monday afternoon.