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Victim in KSP involved shooting dies

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State police at the scene of the shooting. State police at the scene of the shooting.
Joseph L. Livers, III (Source: Marion County Detention Center) Joseph L. Livers, III (Source: Marion County Detention Center)

LEBANON, KY (WAVE) – A Marion County man shot by a Kentucky State Police trooper in has died from his wounds.

According to Trooper Bill Gregory of the KSP Columbia post, the shooting happened at a home in the 8000 block of St. Joe Road. Around 9:10 a.m., two KSP troopers and one officer from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement division were asked by the Marion County Sheriff's Office to go to the home on a suicidal person.

The trio arrived at the home at 9:32 a.m. Gregory said they were attempting to establish a perimeter around the house. About six minutes after arriving at the home, while trying to make contact with the occupant, Joseph L. Livers, III, 38, of Lebanon, CVE Officer Jason Morris saw Livers point a long gun out the window at officers. Morris fired his weapon, striking Livers.

Livers was taken to Springview Hospital in Lebanon where he was pronounced dead at 10:29 a.m.

Gregory said no KSP personnel were injured during the incident. The names of the KSP troopers have not been released.

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