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voiceofreason
04-03-2017, 05:59 AM
http://www.wdrb.com/story/35023624/raw-video-lmpd-officer-nick-rodman-dies-after-fiery-crash-tuesday-night-in-west-louisville

RAW VIDEO | Louisville mayor, police chief announce death of LMPD Ofc. Nick Rodman
Updated: Mar 30, 2017 7:14 AM PST

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville Metro Police officer who was in critical condition after a fiery crash in west Louisville on Tuesday night has died.

Mayor Greg Fischer and LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said in a joint news conference at University Hospital that the officer, Nick Rodman, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday after suffering a severe head injury.

Rodman, who had been with the department for more than three years, was pursuing a suspect around 8 p.m. Tuesday when his cruiser was hit near 26th and Duncan Streets. His cruiser was heavily damaged and caught fire. He had to be extricated from the wreckage before being rushed to University Hospital.

Rodman has a wife and two young children. His father and brother are also LMPD officers.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville Metro Police officer who was in critical condition after a fiery crash in west Louisville on Tuesday night has died.

Mayor Greg Fischer and LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said in a joint news conference at University Hospital that the officer, Nick Rodman, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday after suffering a severe head injury.

Rodman, who had been with the department for more than three years, was pursuing a suspect around 8 p.m. Tuesday when his cruiser was hit near 26th and Duncan Streets. His cruiser was heavily damaged and caught fire. He had to be extricated from the wreckage before being rushed to University Hospital.

Rodman has a wife and two young children. His father and brother are also LMPD officers.

http://www.wdrb.com/story/35052463/suspect-identified-in-alleged-murder-of-lmpd-officer-nick-rodman

Suspect identified in alleged murder of LMPD Officer Nick Rodman
Posted: Apr 02, 2017 5:26 PM PST
Updated: Apr 03, 2017 4:01 AM PST

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A suspect has been identified and officially charged in connection with the murder of LMPD Officer Nick Rodman.

Wathaniel L. Woods, 37, also known as James L. Woods, was arrested on Sunday night and booked into Metro Corrections facing multiple charges, including; murder, assault, fleeing or evading police, trafficking a controlled substance, wanton endangerment, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, driving on a DUI suspended license, operating on a suspended or revoked license, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to maintain insurance.

The crash happened Tuesday evening when Rodman joined a pursuit of Woods in the Portland neighborhood. Woods, who was driving a 2001 Lexus, struck Rodman's police cruiser, causing it to catch fire.

Rodman was trapped inside the vehicle until being removed and taken to the hospital in critical condition. He died Wednesday afternoon.

According to the arrest report, Woods had been in a verbal argument with the mother of his child. During that argument, Woods "pushed the victim and punched her on the face multiple times causing pain and visible injuries." Woods then displayed a handgun and struck the victim with the handgun on the left hand.

The report noted that "as bystanders attempted to stop the assault, Woods fired multiple shots from his handgun before fleeing the scene in a vehicle."

Officers pursued Woods, who continued to flee at a high rate of speed. As Woods approached a red light near 26th and Duncan Streets, he sped through the light and failed to yield to Rodman, who had joined in the pursuit.

Woods' vehicle struck the left front side of Rodman's vehicle. Both Woods and Rodman were transported to University Hospital.

The police report states pursuant to a search warrant, a loaded handgun, individually packaged cocaine, digital scales and plastic baggies were recovered from Woods' vehicle.

Woods' blood was collected at the hospital and tested positive for alcohol, cocaine and opiates.

According to court documents, Woods' criminal history dates back to at least 2000. He has previously been convicted of wanton endangerment, robbery, burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, assault of a police officer, cocaine possession and escape.