MARTIN COUNTY MAN DEAD AFTER BEING SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE OFFICER AFTER ALLEGEDLY SHOOTING AT STATE TROOPERS AND DEPUTY; LEADS TO MASSIVE POLICE RESPONSE OVER FEARS OF ‘COPYCAT’ ATTACK OF FLOYD COUNTY POLICE MASSACRE
SUSPECT WAS KNOWN CRIMINAL TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AS GUNFIRE EXCHANGE BEGAN ALMOST IDENTICALLY TO DEADLY ALLEN, KY. POLICE SHOOTOUT, LEADING TO MULTIPLE POLICE DEPARTMENTS’ RESPONSE TO THE MARTIN COUNTY SHOOTING SCENE
THE KENTUCKY STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A FATAL OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN MARTIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY. (Photo by Shannon Litton of WSAZ).
A Martin County man is dead after being shot by police, following an officer-involved shooting in rural Martin County.
That’s according to the Martin County Sheriff Office, as well as the Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville, KY.
911 dispatchers got a call just after 11 P.M. for shots fired, and that it happened off of New Route 3, on Sandlick Road, near Davella in Martin County, Kentucky.
Martin County Sheriff John H. Kirk stated that two Kentucky State Police troopers responded to the reported incident area, along with a Martin County deputy.
Sheriff Kirk says the suspect, a man, started shooting at police as soon as they arrived at the scene.
The officer involved in the shooting was not injured.
The suspect, however, was killed, according to Sheriff Kirk.
Martin County Coroner, Chris Todd confirmed to Hazard, KY. TV news station WYMT that he arrived at the scene around 1:30 A.M., in addition, Kentucky State Police Post 9 Public Affairs Officer Trooper Michael Coleman, told WYMT the scene is no longer active, but the investigation is ongoing.
Kentucky State Police investigators are expected to be on scene throughout the day.
Sheriff Kirk reported to Huntington, W.Va, TV news station WSAZ that both his office, and the KSP Post 9 state police, have dealt with the suspect on multiple occasions.
The name of the deceased male shooting suspect is not being released at this time.
KSP Post 9 is handling the investigation, and they are expected to release more information later today.
Multiple law enforcement agencies,from multiple counties, responded to the shooting scene, including: Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Police Department, Prestonsburg Police Department, Paintsville Police Department, Kentucky Department of Fish & WildLife, the Johnson County Sheriff Office, and the Martin County Sheriff Office.
The Biden administration said it was a non-menstruating person, not a man.
Glad the police did not get hurt.
This is a whole damn lie. Not one word true. Won’t you print the truth. KSP. Walked in and gun my son down on his own private property. No warrant. He had head trauma before first shot. And was gun down in the back. Also it’s a lie he never hand a criminal record and he never shot at arrival. Contact someone who knows the truth not listen to ksp who try’s to cover up cold blooded murders.