Kentucky trooper fatally shoots armed suspect in car theft

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky trooper fatally shot an armed suspect after a chase with a stolen vehicle.

Kentucky State Police announced Daviess County Sheriff’s deputies and a trooper responding to a report of a Jeep performing “donuts” Monday evening found the vehicle was stolen. As they approached the home where the car was found, the suspect ran out, got in the car and sped away.

The trooper found the suspect after he crashed and fled on foot. The man was ordered to drop a gun, but police said he didn’t comply and approached, at which point the trooper fired his rifle.

Kentucky State Police spokesman Trooper Corey King <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/man-dies-after-being-shot-by-ksp-trooper-in-daviess/article%E2%80%94c551436c-20ce-5981-a716-b016f76a8d89.html”>told the Messenger-Inquirer</a> it’s unknown if the unidentified man was trying to commit “suicide by cop.”

The shooting is under investigation.

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Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.messenger-inquirer.com”>http://www.messenger-inquirer.com</a>

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