Cadiz, KY. (May 13, 2021) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) was requested by the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. CST on May 13 in Trigg County.
At the request of the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office, KSP Post 1 detectives and KSP’s critical incident response team arrived on the scene and the investigation remains ongoing.
A preliminary investigation conducted by KSP indicates that deputies with the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office traveled to a residence on Gold Dust Trail in the Rockcastle community in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant. Deputies were met with resistance by a male suspect at the residence who was identified as the wanted person. A deputy responded by discharging his service weapon, striking and wounding the suspect. The deputy immediately provided medical care to the male until Trigg County EMS personnel responded.
The male suspect was transported to the Trigg County Hospital and ultimately airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
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 policy not 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.
Original News Release below:
Cadiz, KY. (May 13, 2021) – Troopers and Detectives with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 are on scene at a location on Gold Dust Trail in the Rockcastle community of Trigg County. They are currently investigating a shooting that occurred around 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
More information regarding this incident will be made available as the investigation continues. There is no safety concern for the community, but the Kentucky State Police ask the public to avoid the Gold Dust Trail area while units are on scene.
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