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KSP Post 4 Investigating Officer Involved Shooting In Elizabethtown

Date of News Release: 03/30/2015

(ELIZABETHTOWN, KY.) - Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating an Officer involved shooting involving an Elizabethtown Police Officer. On Sunday, March 29th, at approximately 7:55 P.M. EST the Elizabethtown Police Department received a call of a disturbance in the parking lot of the Kroger Grocery located at 111 Towne Dr. in Elizabethtown. EPD officer Josh Burris arrived a short time later and confronted an adult male suspect who was physically assaulting an adult female and brandishing a handgun in the parking lot. Preliminary investigations, supported by eye witness testimony and video surveillance, indicate that the suspect then fired his weapon. Officer Burris then responded with gunfire that struck the suspect. The suspect was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by Hardin Co. EMS and later was pronounced dead. Further investigations revealed that the suspect had access to additional weapons and ammunition at the scene. KSP and EPD were assisted at the scene by the Elizabethtown Fire Dept, Hardin Co. EMS, and the Hardin Co. Sheriff's Office. The suspects identification is being withheld at this time pending death notification to family members.