Video: Driver draws gun during Ky. traffic stop, is fatally shot

What began as a cordial conversation during a traffic stop last month turned deadly in a split-second


By Suzie Ziegler 

VILLA HILLS, Ky. — What began as a cordial conversation during a traffic stop last month turned deadly in a split-second when the driver pulled out a gun. Police released bodycam video Friday of the incident that left a suspect dead. 

According to WLWT, the two officers involved have since been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting of 57-year-old Randall Lockaby. 

Bodycam video of the shooting shows an officer speaking with Lockaby, who sits in the driver’s seat of a pickup truck. At first, Lockaby is cooperative while the officer questions him about work, family and Lockaby’s driving record. Lockaby denies having any weapons in the vehicle. After a few minutes the officer asks to search the truck, saying he believes Lockaby’s mannerisms are suspicious. 

That’s when the driver gets out of the truck and pulls out a gun. The officer jumps back and begins shooting. Lockaby was struck and later died, according to WLWT. 

Lockaby was a convicted felon and wasn’t legally allowed to carry guns, reports WLWT. Investigators said they found four guns and $5,000 in cash.

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