Kentucky State Police continues the investigation of a trooper-involved shooting that occurred on April 9 in Green County.
The preliminary investigation reveals that KSP Post 15 troopers were responding to a request for assistance from the Green County Sheriff’s Office for a report of a suicidal subject.
Upon arriving at the scene, Trooper James Ford made contact with David C. Moran, 74, of Greensburg, and observed that he was armed with a handgun.
The trooper attempted de-escalation techniques with Mr. Moran, but those efforts proved unsuccessful.
According to a KSP release, Moran raised the handgun in the direction of Trooper Ford, and Trooper Ford fired his agency-issued firearm incapacitating Mr. Moran and ending the deadly threat.
Trooper Ford was soon after assisted at the scene by deputies and life-saving measures were attempted on Moran, but the wound proved fatal and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
In accordance with KSP policies and procedures, Trooper Ford was placed on administrative leave. Trooper Ford has been a KSP trooper for more than three years.