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Video: Ky. cop shoots armed, suicidal man

The officer was forced to shoot after the man pointed his gun at him

By PoliceOne Staff

SHIVELY, Ky.  — Body cam footage shows an officer shooting a suicidal man who refused multiple orders to drop his gun. 

Officer Chad Kolter responded to a call of a suicidal man on April 27 and found William Bordeau, 59, in an unattached garage with a gun, WAVE reported. 

Bordeau can be seen in the video holding the gun to his head.  After Kolter ordered Bordeau to drop his weapon a total of nine times, the suspect aimed his gun at the officer. Kolter then shot and wounded Bordeau. 

Police said Bordeau was struck in the shoulder and leg. He was transported to a local hospital where was listed in stable condition. 

No officers were injured during the incident. Per protocol, Kolter will be reassigned while he’s investigated by the Public Integrity Unit. Bordeau could face criminal charges.

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