DEBORD, Ky. (July 5, 2022) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is investigating a trooper-involved shooting that occurred on the morning of Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at approximately midnight in Martin County.
KSP CIRT has responded to the scene, and the investigation into the incident remains ongoing. The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.
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.
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