Kentucky police officer in stable condition after shooting, suspect on loose

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Authorities in Kentucky said Sunday that a police officer who was wounded in a shooting is in stable condition and the suspect is still on the run.

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad said Officer Kyle Carrol was struck in the chest and was wearing a bullet-proof vest at the time. He said Carrol was taken to Louisville University Hospital.

Conrad said Carrol was patrolling the department’s first division when he saw Jacquan Crowley, 22, whom he recognized from an arrest he made in the past.

"As [Carrol] drove past the man, the man turned away, which the officer believed was an effort to hide his identity from the officer. That caused the officer to be concerned," Carrol said in a news conference.

Carrol became concerned and made a U-turn in his vehicle and drove back toward Crowley. Carrol then started to chase Crowley.

Conrad said Crowley jumped a fence and then fired at Carrol striking him in the chest.

Police said Crowley is still at large and ground and air units are searching for him. He’s described as a black male, about 5-foot 11 inches, weighing about 135 pounds and is believed to have long dreadlocks.

Crowley is said to be armed and dangerous.

Police urge anyone with knowledge of Crowley’s whereabouts to call MetroSafe at 502-574-7111.

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