Louisville Courier Journal
Published 5:00 PM EST Dec 26, 2019
A Louisville police officer and the suspect in a car theft were both treated for non-life threatening injuries Thursday after a short police chase.
Louisville Metro Police Colonel Robert Schroeder said police were alerted to a stolen vehicle around 2 p.m. Thursday.
They found the car in the alley behind the Walgreens at Winkler Avenue and Algonquin.
"During the encounter, one of our officers discharged his weapon," Schroeder said.
The suspect then left the alley and headed to Euclid Avenue, about a half mile away, where the car stopped.
The suspect, who Schroeder believed to be alone in the car, was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital with what Schroeder said were non-life threatening injuries believed to be the result of the officer's gunshot.
During the police pursuit from the pharmacy to Euclid, an officer, who Schroeder believed to be different than the one who fired his gun, crashed his car and was taken to Jewish Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police said more updates would be available Friday.
A shooting involving a police officer has been reported Thursday afternoon on Euclid Avenue near Algonquin Parkway.
This story will be updated.