12/08/2022

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Louisville deputy’s loved ones wishes a lot more from LMPD

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Several hours after Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Shirley was shot and killed in August when doing the job an off-duty safety career in Shively, Louisville Metro Law enforcement Chief Erika Shields made a sturdy declaration.

“We can say with a feeling of confidence that he was focused, and that he was ambushed,” Shields said of the 26-year-previous deputy, who was shot about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 5 though in his unmarked, private pickup truck exterior Rockford Lane Auto Revenue.

“It is just sickening,” Shields added. “We will make an arrest.”

But more than 3 months afterwards, no arrests have been manufactured in Shirley’s case, and his household states LMPD detectives have changed their theory about the shooting.

Most not too long ago, Shirley’s spouse and children explained detectives advised them an “accidental taking pictures” may possibly have led to the deputy’s death, stated attorney Sam Aguiar and Shirley’s father, Brian, on Tuesday when outdoors Aguiar’s legislation office in Jeffersontown.

Brandon Shirley, 26, a deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was killed Thursday after being shot in a car lot where he was working off-duty.

“We ended up just advised it was an incident,” Brian Shirley reported, with law enforcement offering the family members no other particulars.

“We’re struggling to believe that,” the father added even though flanked by his wife and Aguiar.

In a assertion despatched via a spokesman following the push conference, LMPD explained it “is dedicated to bringing Deputy Brandon Shirley’s killer or killers to justice.”