Elkton, KY. (October 1, 2019)— The names of the individuals involved in the shooting have been released. The operator of the pickup truck was Roy Tucker, age 75, of Elkton, Ky. The police officers involved in the shooting were Elkton Police Chief Robert Toombs, and Todd County Sheriff’s Deputy David Hutcheson.
No further information is available for release at this time.
Elkton, KY. (October 1, 2019)—On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 4:24 P.M. (CST) Kentucky State Police Post 2, Madisonville were requested to investigate a shooting involving an Elkton Police Officer, and a Todd County Sheriff’s Deputy, on East Main Street in the Elkton community of Todd County.
Preliminary investigation revealed the officers conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck that an Elkton officer had encountered earlier in the day. During the traffic stop the male subject operating the pickup brandished a firearm and gunfire was exchanged. The subject was pronounced deceased on scene by the Todd County Coroner’s Office. He was the sole occupant of the truck, and no officers were injured.
The investigation continues and is being conducted by Lieutenant Derek Smith of the Kentucky State Police. No further information is available for release at this time.