Bullitt County officer-involved shooting under investigation by KSP

Updated: Feb. 1, 2021 at 4:41 PM EST
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BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE) - An officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Bullitt County that killed one person is now under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

According to the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded around 11:45 p.m. Saturday to the 1600 block of Cedar Creek Road where a vehicle was parked in the middle of the road.

Kentucky State Police said they were called to assist after deputies were involved in an officer-involved shooting at the location.

Preliminary investigation revealed that while officers attempted to get the suspect to exit the vehicle, the suspect took off from the location, hitting a deputy’s cruiser and nearly hitting other officers that were on foot nearby.

One of the deputies then fired his weapon, which hit the suspect.

Bullitt County EMS responded to the scene shortly afterward, and the coroner’s office declared the driver had died due to their injuries. No officers involved in the incident were injured, according to KSP.

The suspect was taken to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for autopsy and identification.

KSP spokesman Scotty Sharp expressed his sympathy to those now grieving.

“These are tragic events,” Sharp said. “Like I always do say, our hearts go out to the families. They’ve lost a loved one and we understand that. But we are also thankful that no deputies or other law enforcement officers were injured in the incident.”

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