(Daviess County, KY) A Kentucky State Police trooper shoots and a kills man who they say pulled out a gun after a bizarre series of events.
State Police said around 4:30 P.M. Monday afternoon KSP and the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a person doing donuts in a field in southern Daviess County.
Police say when they arrived they found an abandoned black Jeep Cherokee. Authorities were told the driver ran into a nearby house that wasn’t his. KSP says they searched the house and the male suspect ran back to the jeep and drove off.
Authorities gave chase but the suspect crashed and got out and started running. A state police trooper was the first law enforcement office to catch up with the suspect.
KSP says the suspect pulled out a gun and refused to drop it as the trooper demanded. KSP says their trooper then shot the man.
Police say the suspect died at the hospital.
Further complicating matters, KSP says the man was not carrying identification and the black Jeep Cherokee was reported stolen from Lexington, KY.
KSP will release trooper’s name when the suspect is identified.
(This story was originally published on March 19, 2018)