Tennessee murder suspect fatally shot in Kentucky

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PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) – Police in Tennessee say a murder suspect has been fatally shot by police in Kentucky.

The Portland Police Department says on its Facebook page that 39-year-old Jason D. Whittemore was shot Friday in Allen County, Kentucky.

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The statement says Allen County sheriff’s officers responding to reports of someone trying to enter homes confronted Whittemore, who brandished a weapon at officers before being shot. Whittemore is white. The statement didn’t indicate the races of the officers involved.

Portland police had obtained warrants charging Whittemore with first-degree murder in a woman’s death at his home on Thursday.