Shepherdsville, Ky. (January 31, 2021) Kentucky State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred just before midnight resulting in one man dead.
Approximately 12:53 a.m., Kentucky State Police received a call from the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office requesting KSP investigate after deputies with their department had been involved in an officer involved shooting.
The preliminary investigation revealed the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle parked in the middle of the roadway around the 1600 block of Cedar Creek Road near the Jefferson County line. After deputies arrived, they located a passenger car parked in the roadway. At some point while deputies tried to get the suspect to exit the vehicle, the suspect took off, striking a deputy’s cruiser and nearly striking deputies on foot. It was at that time a deputy fired his weapon striking the suspect.
The suspect was declared deceased at the scene by the Bullitt County Coroner’s Office and the suspect was taken to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for an autopsy and identification. No officers involved in the incident were injured. KSP was assisted at the scene by Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Bullitt County EMS, and the Bullitt County Coroner’s Office. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP’s Critical Incident Response Team.
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