Full Body Camera Footage - Dirt Bowl Officer Involved Shooting
Louisville Metro police released "unedited" video from five officers: Richard Williams, Daniel Burnett, Joel Voelker, Nicholas Hollkamp and Joshua Pickering. Pickering claims to have been struck by one round in the chest, being saved by his vest. LMPD has released photos of the vest in question.
Many eye witnesses tell a different story than the one official released by LMPD.
They said the video is unedited but has redactions for civilian bystanders, witnesses, juveniles and telephone screens, as well as audio redactions of Social Security numbers, dates of birth and phone numbers, which is pursuant to the personal privacy exemption.
The videos show the moments officer notice Lee through their tending to his wounds.
The inspector general is looking for more eyewitness accounts of these events.
**WARNING: Some may find these videos disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.**
OFFICER JOSHUA PICKERING
OFFICER JOEL VOELKER
OFFICER RICHARD WILLIAMS
OFFICER DANIEL BURNETT
OFFICER NICHOLAS HOLLKAMP (PART 1)
OFFICER NICHOLAS HOLLKAMP (PART 2)
The incident happened July 10 when LMPD officers who were hired as private security tried to arrest Lee during the Dust Bowl basketball tournament in Louisville. LMPD stated Lee had multiple warrants for arrest.
LMPD claims he ran, then stumbled and fired one shot at officers, who then returned fire.
It's still unclear just how many shots were fired by officers, but in Voelker's video, you see one officer empty a magazine and even reload.
The videos also show the officers tending to Lee after he was hit. Lee spent days in the hospital but is now in jail on a million-dollar bond.
LMPD STATEMENT REGARDING SHAWNEE PARK SHOOTING
"Around 8pm this evening, officers detailed to the Dirt Bowl approached an adult male subject known to have warrants, following the conclusion of the games. As they approached, the subject produced a gun firing a shot, striking one of the officers in the chest. The officer was wearing a bullet-resistant vest and was not seriously injured. Officers returned fire, striking the subject and immediately rendered aid until EMS arrived. The subject was transported to University Hospital and his condition is undetermined at this time. A firearm was recovered from the scene. The officer was also transported to the hospital for evaluation. LMPD is consulting with KSP regarding this ongoing investigation."