Independence, KY. (June 1, 2021) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) has been requested by Independence Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 7:38 EST today.
Independence and Kenton County Police Department officers responded to a burglary in progress at 845 Ridgepoint Drive. Upon arrival officers entered the residence where they encountered a male subject who brandished a firearm at the officers. An officer discharged their agency issued firearm, striking and fatally wounding the subject.
No officers or members of the community were injured during this incident.
KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the commonwealth as requested by local 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 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.
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