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One man killed, officer hospitalized in Elizabethtown shooting

One person is dead and an officer is in the hospital after an officer involved shooting in...
One person is dead and an officer is in the hospital after an officer involved shooting in Elizabethtown Saturday morning.(WAGM)
Published: Dec. 11, 2021 at 10:51 AM CST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - One person is dead and an officer is in the hospital after a shooting in Elizabethtown Saturday morning.

The officer was investigating a suspicious person in the 200 block of Wingfield court around 9:00 a.m., according to Elizabethtown Police Department’s spokesperson Chris Denham.

The person being investigated had an un-served protection order for domestic and interpersonal violence involving a woman. They also had a warrant of arrest for Stalking second degree violence, harassment with physical harm, and others involving a separate woman, according to Elizabethtown Police Chief Jeremy Thompson.

During the investigation, which took place outside of the suspect’s car in a parking lot, the person became violent toward the officer and a fight broke out, Denham said.

In a press release, Thompson confirmed that the suspect was armed with a weapon during the fight.

The officer fired his weapon and the person was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries sustained during the fight.

Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team is in charge of the investigation, and received the officer’s body cam footage from the event.

The footage is being used as evidence in the investigation.

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