Police shoot, kill man who fired at police during standoff in Shelbyville

jwarren@herald-leader.comFebruary 26, 2014 

Police shot and killed a man in Shelbyville on Tuesday night after he barricaded himself inside his house and fired on officers "numerous times," according to Kentucky State Police.

The man's name had not been released by Wednesday morning, and the case remains under investigation, according to the Frankfort state police post.

Shelbyville police went to the home on Gray Hill Court about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday to serve a misdemeanor warrant, state police said.

The man met them at the front door, brandishing a long gun, troopers said. He then barricaded himself inside the home.

At that point, Shelbyville officers called state police for assistance. State police units, members of the state police special response team, and deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff's Department rushed to the scene, state police said.

Officers established a safety perimeter around the house, and several neighboring homes were evacuated, state police said.

Negotiators spoke with the man by phone, encouraging him to surrender. When police tried to enter the home, the man "fired numerous times at the officers," according to a state police news release.

The officers returned fire, killing the man.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Department referred questions to Shelbyville people, which referred all inquiries to the state police.

Trooper Kendra Wilson, public affairs officer with the Frankfort post, said details, such as which police agency's bullets struck the man, were not yet being released.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.

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