SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A standoff lasted for hours and ended in a tense exchange of gunfire in a small neighborhood Wednesday morning.
The situation started just before 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Gray Hill Court in Shelbyville, Kentucky near Mack Walters Road and Clear Creek. Shelbyville Police said they tried to serve a warrant when they were met at the door by a man brandishing a long gun. That suspect then barricaded himself inside a duplex.
Kentucky State Police and a Special Response Team were called to the scene to assist. KSP Trooper Kendra Wilson said as a safety precaution, a perimeter was established and several nearby residences were evacuated.
Negotiators spoke with the subject by phone in an attempt to orchestrate a peaceful resolution to the situation, according to KSP. When that didn't happen, around 3 a.m. Wednesday troopers said the SWAT team sent a robot in to break down the door of the home.
KSP reported the suspect fired an automatic weapon several times at that point, spraying neighboring houses and police cars with bullets. Police said they returned fire, shooting the man.
The subject was pronounced dead at the scene by the Shelby County Coroner's Office.
No officers were injured in the exchange.
Kentucky State Police were assisted at the scene by Shelbyville Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Shelbyville Fire/EMS and the Shelby County Coroner's Office.
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