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Kentucky State Police: Man Is Dead Following Barricade Situation And Shooting

Posted at 8:42 PM, Sep 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 07:32:49-04

BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18/The Breathitt Advocate) – Kentucky State Police confirm that a man has died following a barricade situation and shooting where a KSP trooper was injured.

A KSP spokesperson says troopers were called at 3:55 p.m. to Wolverine Road in Jackson for a disturbance.

Reportedly an individual started shooting in the direction of officers and they had to create a barricade.

KSP reports that trooper Scott Sandlin was hit in the face with bullet fragments and was hurt. His injuries were non-life-threatening.

The man barricaded himself inside the home for several hours before he suffered a fatal injury and died, according to KSP. They would not specify what the fatal injury was.

Neighbors told LEX 18 that they were not allowed to leave their homes throughout the situation due to safety concerns.

The incident is under investigation.