GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police said a suspect was shot and killed by Georgetown police Friday during an attempted carjacking. The Fayette County coroner has identified the man as 31-year-old DeShund Tanner.
Georgetown police said they received a call Friday morning about a man attempting to break into cars in a shopping center parking lot near Connector Road in Georgetown.
The suspect was sitting in his truck when officers arrived and tried to run as they approached.
The suspect made two attempts to steal a vehicle as he fled. Police said the man was shot when he brandished a gun after the second carjacking attempt.
The suspect was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital where he later died.
UPDATE: Per G’town PD, one of their officers shot at suspect during attempted car jackings. Suspect taken to UK hospital. Condition unknown. @kystatepolice now investigating given an officer was involved. @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/CugcJiEAi6— Michael Berk (@LEX18_Michael) April 9, 2021
Connector Road reopened to traffic at about 2:30 p.m.