LOUISVILLE, KY – Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Steve Conrad said an officer was shot during the service of search warrant on Friday morning.
Officers were serving a narcotics warrant in the 300 block of Springfield Drive when the officers knocked on the door several times without answer. The officers forced entry and were immediately met with gunfire from the inside. Three officers fired back.
Sgt. John Mattingly was struck in the leg during the exchange.
“We are extremely fortunate our officer, Sgt. John Mattingly, was not more seriously injured. Sgt. Mattingly underwent surgery for a leg wound early this morning, and thankfully, he is expected to make a full recovery,” Chief Steve Conrad said.
The suspect was identified as Kenneth Walker, who was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer. Department officials said a woman inside the apartment, who was unidentified, was killed in the exchange of gunfire. It is unknown what her involvement was.