Louisville police officers fatally shot a 57-year-old man while responding to a report of domestic violence Sunday morning.
According to a department news release, the officers shot the man who was advancing toward them with a large butcher knife when they arrived on scene in the 300 block of East Street.
According to the release, the department received a call about the violence at 6:29 a.m. When they spoke to the man, they saw blood and potential knife wounds on his body and responded to his threats by firing their weapons, which resulted in his death. Everyone else in the home was able to come out safely, and officials do not believe there is any further danger to the public.
The Boulder County Investigation Team and the Boulder District Attorney’s Office will investigate the shooting, the release stated. Additionally, the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave until the investigation is completed, according to department policy.
The names of the suspects and the officers involved will not be released at this time, the release states. The release also did not include information about how many other people were in the home or details about their ages and genders. Information about the reported domestic violence also was not included in the release. The release stated that the victims have been connected with a victim’s advocate and other resources.
Department officials in the release also expressed “concern and sympathy” for anyone affected by the Sunday morning events.
The department will host a news conference about the shooting at 3 p.m. Sunday at the department, 992 Via Appia Way.
This is a developing story.
Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233