Kentucky State Police investigating multiple officer-involved shootings
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky State Police has launched an investigation into the state's latest officer-involved shooting.
The suspect was driving a car on Ferrill Hill Road on Wednesday when he was spotted by a LaRue County Sheriff's deputy on patrol. The suspect then led two LaRue County Sheriff deputies on a chase that lasted about 10 minutes and was shot by a deputy.
Police cite the suspect's three outstanding warrants as the initial reason behind the pursuit.
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KSP's Critical Incident Response Team is assisting detectives in the investigation of the shooting. The team has several cases statewide; two of the cases under investigation are in Hardin County.
Police have asked the public to be patient in all cases.
"I know people want answers and results but to get it right and to do what they are assigned to do sometimes these things take time," KSP Trooper Jeff Gregory said.
In late March, a man suspected of killing his wife was shot and killed by police outside of John Hardin High School. Two Radcliff Police officers were wearing body cameras. That video remains under investigation.
Michael Williams was shot near Glendale during a traffic stop in February.
"He is doing okay considering the circumstances," Jeremy Aldridge, William's attorney, said. "He lost sight in one eye."
Aldridge said there was no body camera video in his client's case and he understands the lengthy process.
"I don't have any information or any reason to believe they are not doing a good job in this particular case," Aldridge said. "Again, you are dealing with officers investigating their own and sometimes that is a concern."
Aldridge said it's important to press for transparency. KSP said that's their goal.
"What we want the public to know is we are trying to do the right thing," Gregory said. "And that there is no doubt on the outcome whichever way it turns out."
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