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Hodgenville man police shot while trying to serve a warrant is identified

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HODGENVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man is dead after Hodgenville City police officers tried to serve a warrant to him around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Benjamin Henry Burba, 59, was transported from Larue County to Hardin Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to Trooper Jeff Gregory of Kentucky State Police Post Elizabethtown, two Hodgenville police officers tried to serve a warrant on Burba in the 600 block of Lincoln Boulevard. Gregory said Burba brandished a rifle at the officers, which turned out to be an air riffle. Officers tried to taze the man, but were unsuccessful. Officers then shot Burba who died at 2:47 a.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

The incident is under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

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