Elizabethtown cop involved in fatal shooting

The incident happened around 9:20 a.m. EST on Saturday

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police (KSP) were tasked by the Elizabethtown Police Department to investigate a shooting involving an officer that occurred around 9:20 a.m. EST on Saturday in Hardin County.

At the request of the Elizabethtown Police Department, the KSP Critical Incident Response Team arrived at the scene and the incident investigation is still ongoing.

A male suspect has been declared dead by the Hardin County coroner. An autopsy was scheduled by the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville.

KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates shootings involving officers across the Commonwealth, at the request of local law enforcement agencies. KSP is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. To protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, KSP standard operating procedure is not to disclose specific details until key witnesses have been interviewed and the relevant facts have been gathered. The timeframes for completing investigations vary depending on the complexity of the case.

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