Suspect shot by police in Fulton, Kentucky


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FULTON, Ky. - Kentucky State Police are investigating an incident in which a police officer shot a suspect in Fulton, Kentucky.

Trooper Jay Thomas says officers responded to a call of shots fired at 1005 Airport Road around 11:20 p.m. Sunday.

Thomas says a KSP Senior Trooper Mark D. Franklin, along with Fulton City Police Patrolman Doug Love and South Fulton Police Patrolman Jason Pearcey, were on the scene as the suspect barricaded himself inside an apartment and refused orders to come out. The suspect then emerged from the apartment and fired shots at police, causing police to return fire and shoot him.

The suspect, who has been identified as 56-year-old Keith E. Dildine, of Fulton, was airlifted to The Med Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He remains in critical condition.

None of the officers involved were hurt.

Thomas says Dildine will face two counts of Criminal Attempt of Murder on a Police Officer.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.