Kentucky State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Tennessee man on Friday by two police officers in Hardin County.
According to police, Thomas Everett, 39, of Elizabethton, Tenn., was shot after he brandished what officers believed was a pistol at two Radcliff police officers.
KSP spokesman Trooper Bruce Reeves said Saturday that investigators now say the pistol was a fake weapon. Police in Vine Grove started pursuing Everett after getting a report that he and his girlfriend failed to pay a bar bill. Police said he crashed his car and then stole a police cruiser. Reeves said as he sped away in the cruiser, Everett struck a police officer, who suffered minor injuries. Police followed him to John Hardin High School where he stopped the car after getting a flat tire.