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Kentucky State Police confirm one killed in officer-involved shooting near Richmond hotel

The Kentucky State Police special response team reportedly was  involved in a shooting off Colby Taylor Drive in Richmond. State police say no officers were injured.
The Kentucky State Police special response team reportedly was involved in a shooting off Colby Taylor Drive in Richmond. State police say no officers were injured. Provided by Kentucky State Police Trooper Robert Purdy

Kentucky State Police confirm that there has been a fatal officer-involved shooting outside a hotel near a busy shopping area in Richmond.

The shooting, which involved state police, occurred outside TownePlace Suites off of Barnes Mill Road near Interstate 75, Trooper Robert Purdy said Monday. He said no officers were injured in the shooting.

Troopers had gone to the the hotel to arrest a man who had multiple warrants, including charges of escape, bail jumping and absconding parole, according to state police.

The man they were looking for pulled into a parking lot behind the hotel and was approached by troopers, at which point shots were fired and the man was injured, according to state police. The man then drove onto Colby Taylor Drive before going off the roadway and into some bushes.

The man was found inside his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to state police. His name has not yet been released.

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