Update: September 10, 2020 at 10:44 a.m. EDT
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky sheriff says a deputy investigating a stolen vehicle fatally shot the suspect after the man pointed a gun at him.
McCracken County Sheriff Matt Carter told news outlets that deputies responded Thursday to report of a stolen truck and learned it was equipped with OnStar, which relayed the location of the vehicle.
Carter says the driver fled until OnStar stopped the vehicle and then the driver aimed a semi-automatic gun directly at a deputy, who fired his service weapon “to eliminate the threat.”
The coroner says 47-year-old Chad Busby of Paducah died at the scene. Kentucky State Police are investigating.
Original story from Steve Rogers below:
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky State Police investigators have been called in to handle a apparent shooting involving a McCracken County Sheriff’s deputy.
The shooting happened Wednesday morning in the area of Meredith Road, the department said o its Facebook page.
“All of Meredith Road and the intersection of Cairo Road and Meredith Road is closed for an active investigation… There is no known danger to the public. Avoid the area please,” the department said.
“There was a deputy-involved shooting at the location. Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Team is responding, per our policy, to conduct an investigation,” the department continued.
No other details have been released.