LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville police have released body camera footage from the shooting of an apparently unarmed black man by a white officer.
Police Chief Steve Conrad identified the man wounded Wednesday as 38-year-old Bruce Lamont Warrick.
The video shows Officer Sarah Stumler, while searching an abandoned house, discovered Warrick behind a mattress leaning up against a wall. The video indicates she shouted for him to show his hands, then fired her gun about a second later.
Conrad said at a news conference Thursday that a search of the house turned up no weapons. He says Stumler and two other officers were responding to a report of a man using drugs in the area.
Authorities said Warrick was in critical condition at a hospital Thursday.
Stumler's police powers were suspended pending an investigation.