A man was shot and killed Wednesday in Rowan County after he pointed a gun at an officer, according to Kentucky State Police.
State troopers were at a house on Old Hilda Road about 8:30 p.m. with an arrest warrant for Matthew Brewer, 22, of Morehead when Brewer ran into the house, according to police.
While he was trying to flee, Brewer pointed a gun at trooper Michael Armstrong, according to police. Brewer was then fatally shot.
The warrant out of Madison County was on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, possession of marijuana, having an open alcohol container in a vehicle and falsely reporting an incident, trooper Joe Veeneman said. State police learned about the warrant after someone reported that Brewer had made threats.
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The shooting remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police.