Police shoot man waving handgun - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Police shoot man waving handgun

FRANKFORT (WAVE) - Police shot and killed a man outside a Frankfort home late Sunday night.

Dispatchers received a 911 call at about 9:16 p.m. from a woman who said a man had a gun, and had trapped her inside the home on Winding Way. She also told dispatchers the man had pointed the gun at her and threatened to shoot anyone who came into the house.

Once on the scene, firefighters were able to the woman on the phone. She told them she'd taken refuge in another part of the house away from the man with the gun.

After police secured the area, they say the armed man suddenly came out of the house waving a handgun. Officers say they identified themselves, and told the man to drop the gun several times, but when he pointed the gun at police, they shot him.

He died from gunshot wounds at Franklin County Regional Medical Center.

All officers at the scene have been placed on administrative leave. The investigation is ongoing by Kentucky State Police.

Copyright 2012 WAVE News. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly