State police investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Somerset

Kentucky State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Pulaski County.

According to a release from Kentucky State Police, the incident occurred Friday night just before midnight on Emerald Court in Somerset.

The preliminary investigation indicates the Somerset Police Department responded to a domestic violence complaint, where they encountered a male suspect armed with a firearm.

It’s unclear what happened next, but state police say officers with the Somerset Police Department shot the man and killed him.

The man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead on the scene by the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office and taken to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

One officer from the Somerset Police Department was injured during the incident and was transported to Lake Cumberland Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


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