LMPD officers shoot man wanted in stabbing of pregnant woman

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – The Louisville Metro Police Department released body camera video Thursday showing the moments officers shot a man wanted for the stabbing of a pregnant woman.

According to Chief Steve Conrad, officers were following Byron Johnson, whom they believed to be the suspect in an alleged stabbing just before noon Wednesday in the 2100 block of Allston Avenue, not far from Dixie Highway and Louisville’s Algonquin neighborhood.

The woman stabbed was 26 weeks pregnant, LMPD said.

Police said Johnson eventually pulled into a driveway on Talisman Drive in the Bon Air neighborhood. Investigators say he had a gun, and shots were fired.

Less than four minutes after the first shots in the driveway, Johnson surrendered, and officers approached to render aid.

Johnson was taken to the hospital, where he is now in custody. Police say he was in a relationship with the stabbing victim.

The baby had to be delivered early due to the stab wounds. Police say the woman and her baby were in stable condition at last check.

Johnson faces two charges of attempted murder in the stabbing incident. Police say more charges are forthcoming in relation to the police chase and shooting.

Johnson’s criminal record includes charges of robbery and terroristic threatening.