Officer involved shooting leaves suspect dead in Christian County

Published: Sep. 17, 2018 at 7:47 AM CDT
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An officer involved shooting leaves suspect dead in Christian County late Sunday night.

K.S.P. says they responded to a call, requesting assistance from the Christian County Sheriff's Department after hearing of a suspicious vehicle complaint.

They say the driver of the car was on the intersection of Meacham and Greenville road slumped over the steering wheel.

When officials arrived on scene they say they discovered the vehicle was stolen from Akron, Ohio.

Officials say when they walked to the car the suspect became uncooperative, so the Trooper attempted to remove the suspect from the vehicle.

They say the suspect began to flee the scene and in the process, the trooper was dragged by the vehicle until he was able to release himself.

According to K.S.P., they pursued the stolen vehicle for several miles southbound on Greenville Road where the suspect's vehicle caught on fire and became fully engulfed- that reason unknown.

During the interaction at the end of the pursuit, the suspect was fatally shot by a Trooper according to officials.

They say the suspect was pronounced deceased on scene by the Christian County Coroner.

The investigation is ongoing by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team, and the identity of the suspect is currently unknown.