Scott County

Heavily armed man kicked in a Georgetown home’s front door, police said. Now, he’s dead.

A Georgetown police officer shot and killed a heavily-armed, home-invasion suspect early Tuesday when the man pointed a handgun at officers, Police Chief Mike Bosse said.

The man had kicked his way into an Echo Path home about 12:30 a.m., and confronted his ex-wife, demanding to know where a man who shared the residence was, Bosse said.

The man was armed with two semi-automatic handguns, four clips and two hunting knives, the police chief said.

The woman surreptitiously telephoned 911 dispatch, notifying police of the situation, while the second man fled the home and also called 911, Bosse said.

When two officers arrived, they saw the home's front door had been kicked in. On the porch, they spotted the suspect, who pointed a pistol at the officers, the chief said.

One officer fired a single shot, striking the suspect, Bosse said.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an ongoing joint investigation by GPD, the Scott County Sheriff's Office and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, he said.

The suspect died at Georgetown Community Hospital, Coroner John Goble said.

Goble declined to identify the suspect yet, pending notification of next of kin.

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