This incident remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team.
Clay City, KY. (July 10, 2019) On July 9, 2019, at approximately 7:57 p.m., the Powell County 911 Dispatch contacted the Kentucky State Police, Post 8 Morehead, for assistance with an officer involved shooting that occurred on Ashley Hollow Road in Powell County. Local law enforcement had been attempting to locate a vehicle that had recently been involved in a pursuit. They advised an off duty Deputy Sheriff with the Powell County Sheriff’s Department made contact with a male subject who was operating this vehicle. After a brief struggle, the subject attempted to disarm the Deputy Sheriff. The Deputy Sheriff, during the struggle, discharged his agency issued firearm fatally striking the subject. The subject was pronounced deceased by the Powell County Deputy Coroner Tommy Mays. Kentucky State Police was assisted by Clay City Police Department, Stanton Police Department, Powell County Sheriff’s Department and Powell County EMS. This incident remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team.