End of Tour: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Assignment: 2nd Division
Incident Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Incident Location: 2600 block of Accasia Drive
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Suspect Name: Travis Ballard
Weapon Involved: Handgun
Case Status: Closed - Suspect committed suicide
Officer Peter Grignon was shot and killed after responding to a hit and run call in the 2600 block of Accasia Drive.
The incident occurred at approximate 6:30 am when Officer Grignon approached 2 suspects after finding the suspect vehicle approximately 2 blocks from the scene of the call.
A witness at the scene stated she heard the officer shout "Don't Shoot" and then heard 3 shots.
The suspect, Travis Ballard, was a 17 year old juvenile with an extensive history of criminal activity and mental problems.
Officer Grignon was rushed to University Hospital with 4 gunshot wounds to the head and neck area. Surgeons worked hard to save the officer, but he succumbed to his wounds at approximately 9:30 am.
Officer Grignon was 27 years old and recently married. He had been with the Louisville Metro Police Department for 2 years and 2 days.