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Louisville, Kentucky — On Tuesday, October 26, 2021. At approximately 12:35 a.m, 0fficers from Louisville Metro Police Department’s 5th division, responded to a domestic violence complaint, on the 2500 block of River Bend Drive, where a firearm was reported to be inside of a residence. While investigating the complaint, officers spoke to 37-year-old Ivan Foster who was being asked to leave the residence by the homeowner. Officers followed him into a bedroom to gather his personal items, at which time Foster became increasingly agitated. Officers began giving repeated verbal commands to Foster, to stop reaching into a stack of clothes and to sit on the bed. Based on the body cam footage captured by officer Timothy Lanham, Foster proceeded to retrieve a firearm, that had been concealed in a pile of clothes, on top of a dresser and fired a weapon striking the police radio Seabolt was wearing on his hip. Officer Seabolt immediately attempted to gain control of the firearm from Foster, at which time Foster began making verbal threats that he was going to kill officer Seabolt. Officer Lanham fired several rounds from his firearm and fatally struck the subject. A second body cam video obtained from LMPD of officer Seabolt, shows officer Seabolt attempting to gain control of the firearm ending up on his back in the bed. EMS responded to the residence and pronounced Foster deceased at the scene.
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0:00 – Bodycam: Officer Lanham
1:46 – Bodycam: Officer Seabolt