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Police: Marshal fatally shot man while serving him a warrant

May 21, 2022 GMT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service fatally shot a man whom the deputy was trying to serve an arrest warrant, Kentucky police said Saturday.

The shooting occurred Friday morning after an altercation with the man ensued, the Louisville Metro Police Department said on social media. Police said the warrant was for charges of domestic violence, strangulation and assault.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the person who was fatally shot as 25-year-old Omari Cryer of Louisville. The coroner’s office described the cause and manner of death as “gunshot wounds/homicide.”

Police say officers on scene rendered aid at the scene, but the man was pronounced dead.

Authorities have not released additional details about the shooting.

Louisville police’s Public Integrity Unit is investigating the shooting at the request of the U.S. Marshals Service.

At the scene on Sutcliffe Avenue on Friday afternoon, Louisville officers were standing in and around a white house blocked off by yellow tape. A group of about 20 neighbors were gathered in the street.