Bodycam Captures Moment Suspect Shoots At LMPD Officer From Close Range

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Published on 19 May 2020, 22:17
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Louisville, Kentucky — On today's date May 19th at approximately 1:40 a.m. Officer Patrick Dahlgren from the seventh patrol division, observed an occupied vehicle sitting on the access road of the 6900 block of Bardstown Road in a dark area. Officer Dahlgren approached the vehicle and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car and was in plain sight inside the car. Officer Dahlgren requested the occupant, Decedric Binford to exit the vehicle. Officer Dahlgren conducted the pat down for weapons and spoke to Binford as he waited for his backup. At one point Binford asked to get something out of his car and began going through a few items. When the backup officer Seventh Division patrol, officer Trevor Troutman arrived, Binford began digging deeper into his vehicle. Officer Dahlgren ordered Binford to stop reaching and tried to pull him out of the car.

A short struggle ensued and Binford fired a handgun he had retreat from his vehicle at Officer Dahlgren from very close range. He struck Officer Dahlgren in the right shoulder. At this time, Binford fled from officers. While he was fleeing He fired one additional round at the officers, Officer Dahlgren and Officer Troutman each shot four times at Binford striking him once. Binford continued to flee on foot but he fell down and was taken into custody by responding officers. Bidford's handgun was recovered at the location where he was arrested. Binford was administered first aid and transported to the University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officer Dahlgren was also treated for a graze wound on his shoulder and is expected to fully recover. Binford has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer, fleeing and evading in the first degree and trafficking marijuana.

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