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Update to Trooper Involved Shooting in Hopkins County

Date of News Release: 03/19/2016

White Plains, KY. - (Hopkins County) - The subject has been identified as Dylan R. Whitaker, 23, White Plains, KY.

An autopsy was conducted yesterday, Monday, March 21, at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville. The preliminary results indicate that Mr. Whitaker died as a result of gunshot wounds.

Pursuant to Kentucky State Police policy, Trooper Curtis Crick, a five-year-veteran of the agency, has been placed on paid, administrative leave.

The investigation is continuing by the KSP.

Original News Release Below:

 

Trooper Involved Shooting in Hopkins County

Date of News Release: 03/19/2016

White Plains, KY. - (Hopkins County) The Kentucky State Police is currently investigating a Trooper involved shooting.

On Saturday, March 19, at approximately 2:48 p.m., a Trooper from the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville was involved in a vehicle pursuit with an ATV that ended on Dragline Road. The subject lost control of his ATV, causing it to overturn. The subject brandished a handgun and fired shots at the Trooper. The Trooper returned fire, striking the subject. The subject was pronounced dead at the scene by Dennis Mayfield, the Hopkins County Coroner.

The Trooper was not injured during the altercation.

This is an on-going investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available.