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Armed Subject Shot by Trooper in Shelby County

Date of News Release: 11/17/2014

(Shelbyville, KY) - Kentucky State Police Post 12 is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred yesterday (11/16) in Shelby County. Shelby County Dispatch received a call at 10:14 p.m. from a resident at 59 Hazel Lawn Drive advising that there was a person in her driveway that was trespassing and she wanted that person removed. A KSP Trooper who was in the vicinity responded to the call.

Upon the Trooper's arrival, a subject fired a gun from the porch, causing the Trooper to take cover behind his cruiser. The subject fired again and began advancing toward the Trooper. The Trooper returned fire, striking the subject. The subject was transported by Shelby County EMS to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Trooper was not injured in the shooting.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Kentucky State Police. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Shelbyville Police Department, and Shelby County EMS.