Suspect accused of shooting Tennessee police officer dead after chase, shootout in Louisville | News


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A man accused of shooting a Tennessee police officer is dead after a police chase and shootout with state police troopers in Louisville.

The Metro Nashville Police Department said in a Tweet Tuesday evening that the suspect, Samuel Quinton Edwards, was “involved in an exchange of gunfire with Kentucky State Police in Louisville. He is deceased.”

A source told WDRB News that a police chase ended in a crash at Dixie Highway and Ashby Lane, where gunfire erupted. 

Kentucky State Police, which is handling the investigation, said it happened at 8 p.m. Tuesday. 

Witness video taken at the scene by Blake Curran appears to show police and the suspect exchanging gunfire after the crash.

As of 10 p.m. both directions of Dixie Highway were closed near the scene.

No other details were immediately available.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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