Baxter, KY (May 20, 2018) – Kentucky State Police Post 10, Harlan Detectives are on the scene of an Officer Involved Shooting incident
that took place at a residence located on Country Estates Road in the Baxter community of Harlan County.
Preliminary Investigation indicates that at approximately 2:45 PM, Two Troopers arrived at the residence on Country Estates Road investigating a complaint. Upon Troopers arrival a male subject later identified as Bradley J. Grant, 36, of Baxter, KY fled on foot inside the residence, Troopers then pursued after Grant. As Troopers entered the residence they were confronted by Grant who had a shotgun in his possession and began walking towards both Troopers. Troopers then gave Grant several loud verbal commands to drop his weapon. Grant refused and a Trooper then fired his service weapon striking Grant.
Grant was transported from the scene to Harlan ARH Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
No Troopers were injured during the incident.
Both Troopers have been placed on administrative leave which is standard protocol in all officer involved shootings.
KSP Critical Incident Response Team is continuing the investigation.