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Two Dead In Oldham County Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted at 5:44 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 20:13:21-05

OLDHAM COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE 3)– Two people have died in an officer-involved shooting in Oldham County, according to WAVE 3.

It all started with a police chase that began in Gallatin County. WAVE 3 reports that dispatch had received a 911 call about a person in distress. When Kentucky State Police responded to the call, they tried to pull the car over, but police say the driver did not stop on I-71 South.

KSP says that they tried to use stop sticks to end the chase twice, but that did not work.

The chase continued for around 40 miles into Oldham County. WAVE reports that the suspect’s car crashed around 4 p.m. while on the ramp for Exit 14. Law enforcement tells the news station that moments later, officers opened fire, shooting a man and woman who were in the car. KSP has not yet released what caused the officers to open fire.

They have also not said which police agency opened fire.

The man died at the scene and the woman died at the University Hospital in Louisville. Police have not released their identities and it was not clear who was driving.

KSP tells the station that no officers were injured. The officers involved have not been named.

The investigation has shut down the I-71 South exit ramp for exit 14. The Oldham County Central Dispatch asks motorists to use alternate exit 17 for access to the Crestwood area.