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Protesters, KY Alliance defend woman pointing gun at driver during Shelbyville Road protest

WLKY Digital Team #louisville-ky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —

Aerial video from the Louisville Metro Police Department shows a woman pointing a gun at a driver during a protest.

According post from the department’s Facebook, individuals were spotted causing damage to a vehicle at the traffic light around 4:30 p.m. Friday.

“During this event, a woman who was participating in the protest pointed a handgun at the occupant of the vehicle, placing him and others in extreme danger,” the post read.

LMPD officials say officers were able to deescalate the situation and arrest the woman without incident. 

Video from a protester shows a different side of the altercation. Footage shows the driver quickly merging into a turning lane where protesters were seen walking. There was an exchange of words between the driver and the protester before the driver pulled out his firearm, that’s when the protester pulled out her firearm. Footage also shows the man getting out of the car and engaging with protesters. 

Kentucky Alliance addressed the altercation during their Sunday morning meeting.

“LMPD completely misled the public, they stopped their air unit video before the guy got out of his car and threatened the protester. We have it on numerous lives and stills are posted on streamer Sheri Wright’s Facebook page.”

The incident happened following a protest at the Louisville office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.