Police officer shoots, kills woman in Shelby County

A Shelby County police officer shot and killed a woman in a car late Monday, according to Kentucky State Police.

The shooting occurred about 9:45 p.m. in a residential area off the Shelbyville exit (Exit 35) of Interstate 64, where officers were conducting a requested welfare check, state police spokesman Bernis Napier said.

As part of the welfare check, they were looking for a particular car in the area, Napier said.

When officers arrived at the house, they found that the occupant was fine. They also found the car with a woman inside, Napier said.

An officer shot the woman, who was called a suspect. Police did not say whether the woman was armed or what led to the shooting.

Napier said investigators were looking for shell casings Monday night.

The woman was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where she died, Napier said. She was identified by the Shelby County coroner as Ashleigh Bertucci, 31, of Louisville, according to LEX 18.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

The name of the officer was not immediately released.

Mike Stunson: 859-231-1324, @mike_stunson