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One Fatality In Officer Involved Shooting

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BATH COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- An officer-involved shooting overnight has left one person dead and a state trooper hurt.

It happened around 10:30 Sunday night on Bethel Ridge Road in Sharpsburg.

According to Kentucky State Police, 34-year-old Dwayne Martin was shot and killed. 

KSP reports that Martin brandished a knife in an aggressive manner toward Trooper Jason Brown, resulting in Martin being shot by Brown. They say that Martin continued toward Trooper Brown and stabbed him in the arm. 

Trooper Thurman Paige fired his weapon, which resulted in Martin being fatally wounded. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

It was confirmed that the trooper injured suffered lacerations to the head and the arm. He was taken to UK Hospital, however his condition is unknown.

The coroner tells LEX 18 that Martin's address is not the same one where the shooting occurred.

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