State police officers shot and killed a Knott County man Thursday after he became combative and pointed a gun at officers, according to a news release.
Timothy Brandon Stacy, 36, was shot while police investigated a report of a drunken man fighting with other people at a home in the Fisty community.
While officers were on the way to scene, someone reported Stacy had fired a gun several times outside the house, according to a KSP release.
When state police officers arrived, they saw Stacy outside the house and talked to him, but he became combative and ran inside, according to the news release.
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Knott County Coroner Jeff Blair said the confrontation happened at a doublewide mobile home where Stacy lived.
Police ordered Stacy several times to come out unarmed, but he refused, according to the news release.
Officers continued trying to negotiate with Stacy, but he waved a pistol toward them and threatened them, according to police.
When Stacy suddenly raised the gun toward the officers, they shot him. Blair pronounced him dead at the scene at 6:30 p.m.
Blair said Stacy was inside his trailer but was leaning out a window during the confrontation with officers. Police shot from outside the house, Blair said.
Blair said police fired multiple shots, but he could not tell how many bullets hit Stacy.
The state medical examiner’s office performed an autopsy Friday.
Troopers Josh Huff and Charlie Moore and Detective Chris Collins have been placed on administrative leave while state police investigate the shooting. That is standard procedure.
All three fired at Stacy.
Two lieutenants from other state police posts are investigating. Police will present the results of the investigation to a local grand jury, said Trooper Jody Sims, spokesman for the Hazard state police post.
Stacy had faced charges of disorderly conduct, menacing and resisting arrest in 2005 and in 2013, according to the Knott County Circuit Clerk’s Office. He also was previously charged with terroristic threatening and alcohol-related offenses..