Police: Officers exchange fire with driver, who was killed

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Posted at 5:45 AM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 05:45:08-04

ELKTON, Ky. (AP) — Police said two officers conducting a traffic stop in western Kentucky exchanged gunfire with the driver, who was killed.

Kentucky State Police spokesman Trooper Rob Austin said an Elkton police officer and a Todd County sheriff's deputy stopped a pickup truck on Tuesday afternoon in Elkton when the driver brandished a gun and fired it.

Austin said officers fired their weapons and the man was killed. No officers were injured.

Police did not release the identity of the driver or the officers.

Austin told the Kentucky New Era that he didn't know the reason for the initial stop. He said an autopsy would be performed and police would release names after families were notified.

No further information was immediately available.