Man dead during exchange of gunfire with LMPD officer

Reports say a Louisville Metro Police officer was involved in a shootout with a man early Tuesday morning on River Bend Drive.

Officials responded to a report of disturbance at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in an apartment on River Bend Drive near the VA Hospital.

Arriving officers located an armed man who then turned and fired shots at the officers and was struck fatally when officers returned fire.

The identity of the officer and the name victim has not been released.

The officers that fired their weapon will be placed on administrative leave.

No one else was hurt.