An Officer from Louisville, Kentucky, responds to a call where an elderly man is threatening to take his own life with a gun.
Officer Chad Kolter, from Louisville, Kentucky, responds to a 911 call where an elderly man is threatening to take his own life with a pistol. When the officer arrives on scene, he tells the elderly man to put the gun down over ten times, before the old man attempts to commit suicide by cop by aiming his pistol at the responding officer. Officer Kolter fires five rounds at William Bordeau, striking him twice and disabling him.
The officer then proceeds to approach Bordeau, and place him in handcuffs while calling for further police support, and EMS. In many situations, officers are not trained, or permitted to conduct first-aid on casualties. In this situation Officer Kolter, who had to respond alone due to personnel shortages, was required to stand-by and wait for other officers and EMS to respond.
Bordeau survived the encounter, and was charged with wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun after his release from the hospital.