Kentucky State Police: Trooper shot in leg killed gunman

Posted at 9:32 AM, Jun 21, 2019

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have identified a man who was killed and a trooper who was wounded in an exchange of gunfire.

News outlets report that police say Trooper Brad Martin fatally shot 58-year-old Zendall Noble when he came out of his home armed in Perry County on June 11.

Police say they ordered Noble to drop the gun, but he refused and gunfire was exchanged. The trooper was shot in his leg.

Police said they had come to serve a search warrant in the area when they saw “suspected drug activity” by people who went into a neighboring home. They say officers then negotiated for them to come out and Noble emerged with a gun.

Martin was placed on routine administrative leave. Police say the investigation is continuing.