Louisville police release body camera footage in shooting

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Posted: Mar 02, 2017 4:30 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police have released body camera footage from the shooting of an apparently unarmed black man by a white officer.

Police Chief Steve Conrad identified the man wounded Wednesday as 38-year-old Bruce Lamont Warrick.

The video shows Officer Sarah Stumler, while searching an abandoned house, discovered Warrick behind a mattress leaning up against a wall. The video indicates she shouted for him to show his hands, then fired her gun about a second later.

Conrad said at a news conference Thursday that a search of the house turned up no weapons. He says Stumler and two other officers were responding to a report of a man using drugs in the area.

Authorities said Warrick was in critical condition at a hospital Thursday.

Stumler's police powers were suspended pending an investigation.