LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The man who was shot and killed by a police officer after an alleged armed robbery and hostage situation at a Louisville fast food restaurant has been identified.
The Jefferson County Deputy Coroner confirmed the suspect as Carlos D. Runyon, 29, from Louisville. The report stated he lived in the Newburg area.
The coroner’s office conducted an autopsy Monday morning. The autopsy revealed the cause of death to be a single gunshot wound to the upper torso. Runyon was pronounced dead just after 12 p.m. on Sunday at the scene of the shooting.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A suspect in an attempted robbery of a KFC restaurant in Fern Creek was killed in an officer involved shooting Sunday morning.
Police say the suspect broke into the KFC in the 6600 block of Bardstown Road near Beulah Church Road just before 8 a.m. on Sunday. When officers arrived on the scene, they noticed the drive-thru window was broken out.
According to Police Chief Steve Conrad, officers discovered it was a hostage situation pretty quickly. “They saw people in the store had been bound and were on the floor,” he said. “[And] a person that appeared to be a suspect, wearing a bandana.”
Chief Conrad said backup SWAT and hostage negotiators were called but before they arrived the suspect grabbed a hostage and fled on foot into a nearby wooded area.
The hostage was able to break away from the suspect during the chase.
According to police, the suspect fled along Beulah Church Road. The suspect fired a gun at officers. Chief Conrad says one officer returned fire. “Preliminarily, it looks like that officer 8shot and killed the suspect,” he said.