Police release body camera footage after man fatally shot by LMPD officer

Officials with the Louisville Metro Police Department released new details Tuesday about the fatal shooting of a man by an LMPD officer Monday afternoon, including the name of the officer who fired his weapon.

That officer has been identified as Officer Michael Johnson of LMPD's First Division.

The incident took place shortly after noon on Monday outside a parking garage near the intersection of Gray Street and Floyd streets.

According to Lt. Ted Eidem of LMPD's Public Integrity Unit, an officer with the Heritage Creek Police Department was working off duty at the Dosker Manor housing complex at the 400 block of East Muhammad Ali Boulevard. While there, that officer spoke with security employees who said they had been having trouble with a man who had been threatening residents, saying he had a gun and using racial epithets.

Police say that man was identified as 44-year-old Jessie Stringfield, who had an outstanding bench warrant.

Stringfield had last been seen leaving Dosker Manor on foot. The Heritage Creek Police officer later spotted him near the corner of South Preston and East Chestnut streets. When Stringfield saw the officer, he took off running in an eastbound direction.

At that point, Eidem said the officer requested assistance from LMPD, saying that Stringfield was known for carrying a handgun.

A University of Louisville Police officer monitoring the LMPD frequency spotted Stringfield outside the parking garage at Gray Street and Floyd Street.

Johnson also responded.

Video from Johnson's body camera released by LMPD on Tuesday afternoon appears to show what happened next. Stringfield walks out of the parking garage.



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