A man was shot and killed by a Shelby County sheriff’s deputy early Friday during a break-in at a church, Kentucky State Police said.
Sheriff’s deputies were called to Simpsonville Baptist Church at 2:46 a.m. for a burglary report.
Deputies found a man holding a crowbar. After he refused repeated requests to drop the crowbar and continued coming toward a sheriff’s deputy, the deputy shot him, Trooper Bernis Napier said. The man, identified as Dylan M. Dalzell, 22, of Shelbyville, died at the church.
No one else was injured, Napier said. At the time of the shooting, there were two deputies in the church and one outside.
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The church had been broken into the previous night, Napier said. Several people had stayed Thursday night and early Friday to keep an eye on the building, and they called 911 when the break-in Friday morning occurred.
Officers arrested three other people accused of acting as lookouts for Dalzell. Courtney L. Eggen, 27, Steven A. Mathus, 29, and Chastity R. Heitzman, 27, have been charged with burglary. They are all from Shelbyville.
Mathus and Heitzman have also been charged with receiving stolen property.
The name of the deputy involved in the shooting has not been released, but state police say he’s been placed on administrative leave under sheriff’s department policy.