KSP investigating after suspect shot and killed during standoff

FLORENCE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team is investigating after a suspect was killed during a shootout with U.S. Marshals on Wednesday in Boone County.

KSP says preliminary findings show U.S. Marshals tried to execute multiple arrest warrants on a man around 3:30 p.m. at a home on Garden Drive in Florence.

State Police say when Marshals made contact with the man, he fired a weapon.  After a brief standoff, law enforcement shot the suspect, according to KSP.  Investigators say lifesaving measures were attempted at the scene, but the suspect died.  His name wasn’t immediately released.

No law enforcement officers or civilians were injured, according to State Police.

KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the commonwealth as requested by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

KSP says it is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation.

To protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it is KSP’s Standard Operating Procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered. Timelines to complete investigations vary based on the complexity of the case.

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