KSP involved in fatal shooting during attempted arrest

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Updated: Aug. 28, 2018 at 5:08 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say troopers were involved in a fatal shooting while attempted to arrest a man wanted on multiple warrants.

A statement from the agency says the Kentucky State Police Special Response Team went to a hotel in Richmond on Monday to arrest the suspect on charges of bail jumping, escape and absconding parole. The statement says the man was believed to be armed.


Police say troopers approached the suspect as he pulled into a parking lot behind the hotel and shots were fired. Authorities say the wounded suspect then drove out of the parking lot and into some bushes. Police found him in the vehicle and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police did not release any further information about the shooting.

No troopers were injured. The name of the person killed hasn't been released.

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