This incident remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team.
Morehead, KY (June 27, 2019) — Kentucky State Police Troopers from Morehead, Post 8 along with detectives from Kentucky State Police Electronic Crimes Branch and Kentucky State Police Canine section served a search warrant at a residence on Blankenship Road in Wolfe County. While speaking with the individuals inside the residence, a confrontation ensued and a male subject in the residence retrieved a firearm. After the subject failed to comply with the Troopers loud verbal commands to drop the firearm, Troopers fired their state issued service weapons at the subject, striking him. He received fatal injuries during the incident and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Wolfe County Coroner, Frankie Porter.
Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Wolfe County Sheriff’s Department and Wolfe County EMS. This incident remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team.