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Police release ID, body camera video of officer who shot man

February 11, 2019

SHIVELY, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky have released the identity of a Shively officer who shot and wounded a man last week.

News outlets report Shively police on Friday said Officer Steve Becker repeatedly shot 26-year-old Terry L. Sams, who has been hospitalized and is in stable condition. Police say Becker was one of several officers who responded Thursday morning to a report of an erratic person causing alarm to residents.

Chief Kevin Higdon says Sams was found wandering through the backyards of several residents and tried to flee, later pointing a gun at Becker. Lt. Col. Josh Myers says Sams’ gun was loaded and has been sent to a state crime lab.

Higdon says Becker wasn’t wounded and has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the shooting.

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