Police kill burglary suspect in Louisville, Kentucky

AP News
Posted: Feb 12, 2017 1:52 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Louisville, Kentucky, say a suspect in a home burglary who confronted officers was fatally shot, while an officer was being treated for injuries after being hit by the suspect.

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad tells media outlets that the burglary occurred Saturday night near Churchill Downs.

Conrad says officers responding to the burglary came upon a man on the second floor. The suspect went toward the officers, striking one of them in the chest. Conrad says officers returned fire, killing the suspect.

The injured officer also had a gunshot wound to a hand. Conrad says the officer was being treated at a hospital and the injuries didn't appear to be serious.

The names and races of the suspect and the officer weren't immediately released.