KSP: Man shot by Radcliff officers was armed with knife

KSP: Man shot by Radcliff officers was armed with knife

RADCLIFF, Ky. (WAVE) – One person was shot by officers in Radcliff, according to Kentucky State Police.

Trooper Scotty Sharp, spokesman for the KSP Elizabethtown post, the shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. in the 100 block of Navaho Court. Four Radcliff police officers had been called to the location on a report of an armed robbery an apartment complex.

While investigating, Sharp said a man was armed with a knife and failed to obey officers’ commands to drop the knife. That man then charged toward the officers.

Two of the officers fired at the suspect, hitting him multiple times.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, was taken to University of Louisville Hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. His name has not been released.

Neighbors said the area around the apartment complex where this shooting happened is involved in crime often.

"My son sometimes gets afraid to walk out at night,” said neighbor Heather Wentworth.

Wentworth added that to her right, she has no problems with her neighbors, but toward the apartment complex to her left, the problems are constant.

“Kids that did live here before last year with my son, they were scared to death to walk up from the apartments up here,” said Wentworth.

Wentworth makes sure her son is looked after.

"We've got an app on the phone, so we know where he's at all times,” she said, “when he gets on and off the bus. If we're not here he calls. He's very careful when he goes out, he'll look out the window, open the doors, make sure everything's clear and good for him to be able to go, talk to one of us on the phone if he has to go out and we're at work."

Wentworth is a big believer in the Radcliff Police Department, but also the expression, "see something say something."

"Radcliff Police Department, they're a great police force," Wentworth said, "the community just needs to get involved more.”

Wentworth also said Thursday morning is not the first time there have been gunshots in the area.

The shooting remains under investigation. Both officers who fired shots have been placed on administrative leave.

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