Louisville Metro Police fired a body camera into the Garland Street shooting


Body camera footage from Louisville Metro Police showed a man calling for help and pointing a gun at police several times before shooting him, leaving him in critical condition after an October standoff on Garland Street.

Footage released Tuesday shows Sylvester Lane Price, 38, inside a home he allegedly broke into in a California neighborhood before leading police on a foot chase on October 24.

Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey could not confirm whether Price fired at the police officers before they shot him or how many shots were fired.

Price faces multiple charges, including burglary, wanton endangerment and resisting arrest, LMPD spokesman Matt Sanders said.

The four responding officers — Officer Jacob Valdeva, Officer Christopher Johnson, Officer John Lyons, and Officer Michael Lonoa — have been placed on administrative leave, officials said.

What happened in the Garland Street shooting?

An off-duty officer arrived in response to a ShotSpotter report in the 2500 block of Garland Street and heard shots fired inside a home, Humphrey said.

A woman inside the home, who was hiding with her two young children, called dispatchers a short time later.

When additional officers arrived at the home, they heard a man calling for help, police officials said. Officers moved to the back of the home and discovered Price, who appeared to be bleeding and clutching his hand.

After speaking with officers, Price ran to the front of the house and jumped out a window, entering a neighbor’s yard while calling for help. Officers issued several commands for Price to drop his weapon, but shot him when he appeared to wave his gun at the officers, officials said.

Officers were seen administering first aid to Price after the shooting. He was taken to University of Louisville Hospital and remains in critical condition.

Humphrey said there is no known relationship between Price and the family inside the home.

This article originally appeared in the Louisville Courier Journal: Louisville Metro Police fired a body camera into the Garland Street shooting

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