WDRB – Louisville:
A Louisville man has been arrested by federal authorities for allegedly asking for $30,000 to shoot Louisville Metro Police officers while waving a pistol on Facebook Live.
In a news release, the United States Attorney’s office said during a Facebook Live on Sept. 23, Cortez Edwards asked for $30,000 “to shoot Louisville Metro Police Department officers on scene for a disturbance in the street in front of his residence.”
Edwards, 29, was arrested following a search warrant on Sunday, where special agents located a semi-automatic pistol on the couch near where he was sleeping at the time, according to authorities. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and booked into the Oldham County Detention Center on Sunday morning.
Edwards has been previously convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance.
“Louisville needs healing and safety for its citizens, not armed felons seeking bids to shoot police,” said U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman.