Police: Officer fatally shoots 1 after search in Kentucky
Police say a law enforcement officer in western Kentucky fatally shot an armed person who fled into a wooded area while officers were investigating a burglary call.
Kentucky State Police said state police, Owensboro police and the Daviess County sheriff’s office responded Thursday afternoon and searched the area in western Daviess County.
Police said the person was found within about 15 minutes and told to surrender. A news release from state police said he knelt, and an officer prepared to use a Taser. The release said the person raised a firearm in the officers’ direction, and a different officer fired a rifle, hitting the person. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
KSP says an autopsy will be conducted Friday morning in Louisville, and that the identities of the officer and the suspect will likely be released after the autopsy.