According to authorities, a Kentucky police officer who was wounded in a shooting is in stable condition. The suspect is still on the run.
Louisville Metro Police Chief Steven Conrad said Officer Kyle Carrol was struck in the chest, and was wearing a bullet-proof vest at the time. Conrad also reports Carrol was taken to Louisville University Hospital.
Carrol was patrolling the department’s first division when he saw 22-year-old Jacquan Crowley, who he recognized from an arrest he made in the past.
“As [Carrol] drove past the man, the man turned away, which the officer believe was an effort to hide his identity from the officer,” Conrad said in a news conference. “That caused the officer to be concerned.
Carrol reportedly made a U-turn in his vehicle and drove back toward Crowley, and proceeded to chase him.
Crowley jumped a fence and then fired at Carrol, striking him in the chest. Crowley is still at large and ground and air units are searching for him. He is described as a black male, about 5-foot 11 inches, weighing about 135 pounds. He is believed to have long dreadlocks.