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Officer, Suspect Identified In Deadly Shooting

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Louisville Police have identified the officer they say shot and killed the man holding a woman against her will at knifepoint.

According to WAVE 3 News, the officer has been identified as Sgt. Brandon Hogan.

Sgt. Hogan, who has been with the force since 2008, was the only officer to fire his weapon on Thursday. He was not wearing a body camera, but officials with LMPD played audio of two 911 calls from the scene.

One call came from the suspect himself, identified as 62-year-old Raad Fakhri Salman, and the second call came from a neighbor.

Officials say Hogan shot Salman to save the life of Salman's wife, who was being held by what LMPD called "a large kitchen knife."

SWAT officers involved in a training exercise nearby were able to respond to the scene quickly. Hogan was the first to arrive, and he fired his shot within a minute of arrival.

"The suspect continued to make cutting, stab-like moves toward the victim," Crowell said, adding that Hogan used his patrol rifle, an AR-15.

Salman was taken to UofL Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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