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KSP investigating officer-involved shooting in Morgan County

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Posted at 10:05 PM, Mar 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-02 22:07:45-05

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place on Sat., Feb. 27 in Morgan County.

At approximately 11:00 pm on Saturday, a KSP Trooper stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. As the situation progressed, the incident resulted in a West Liberty Police Department officer discharging their agency firearm and fatally striking the subject. The suspect was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Morgan County Coroner.

At the request of the West Liberty Police Department, KSP’s critical incident response team is conducting an investigation into the incident.

The name of the officer and subject have not been released.