Kentucky State Police Investigates Trooper-Involved Shooting in Elliott County
SANDY HOOK, Ky. (January 2, 2023)—The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has been requested to investigate a trooper-involved shooting that occurred on January 1, 2023, at approximately 8:42 p.m. EST in Elliott County.
KSP CIRT responded to the scene, and the investigation into the incident remains ongoing. The preliminary investigation indicates that KSP Troopers were dispatched to a call for service in the community of Middle Fork. During the interaction with a male subject on the scene who proceed to become a deadly threat to law enforcement, two troopers discharged their agency issued firearms striking the subject. The individual was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.
KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the Commonwealth as requested by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. KSP is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. To protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it is KSP’s standard operating procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered. Timelines to complete investigations vary based on the complexity of the case.