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Louisville Man Federally Charged After Alleged Threats To Shoot Lmpd Officers On Facebook Live

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – Federal charges have been announced for a Louisville man who allegedly threatened to shoot police in a livestream.

Cortez Lamont Edwards, 29, has been charged federally with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman with the US Department of Justice said the resulting investigation and arrest of Edwards was made to keep law enforcement safe following alleged threats against Louisville Metro Police officers.

“Louisville needs healing and safety for its citizens, not armed felons seeking bids to shoot police,” Coleman said.

“Federal law enforcement here will continue to respond as one to swiftly mitigate threats to our city.”

A criminal complaint said Edwards had started a livestream on Facebook September 23, holding in his possession an AR variant pistol firearm.

The video allegedly shows Edwards requesting to be paid $30,000 to “shoot Louisville Metro Police Department officers on scene” for a disturbance on the street in front of his home, according to a release from the ATF…. (Read more)

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