KSP investigating Greenup Co. fatal officer-involved shooting
ASHLAND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police Post 14 was contacted by Greenup County 911 and advised of a pursuit in the Flatwoods community of Greenup County on Thursday Nov. 9, according to KSP.
KSP says the pursuit resulted in a fatal officer involved shooting incident.
It was requested that KSP respond and investigate the incident.
During the course of the investigation, KSP says it was determined law enforcement authorities in Ohio had contacted Greenup County 911 and advised of an attempt to locate on Kiser L. Sturgell, age 27, of Jackson, OH and Ashley Jenkins, age 23, of Lucasville, OH.
KSP says it was reported that Sturgell had active arrest warrants, had stolen a maroon Buick passenger car with Ohio registration plates and had fled from authorities in Ohio.
KSP says both subjects were armed and were possibly in the Flatwoods community of Greenup County.
Officers say they were able to locate the vehicle at which point a pursuit began and continued across multiple roadways before coming to an end in the area of KY 693 and KY 207.
As officers approached the vehicle, they say a threat was presented and officers responded by firing shots into the vehicle.
Upon processing the scene a rifle was removed from Sturgell’s possession, according to KSP.
KSP says Kiser Sturgell and Ashley Jenkins sustained fatal gunshot wounds and were both pronounced deceased at the scene by the Greenup County Coroner.
Autopsies are scheduled for both Sturgell and Jenkins at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort, according to KSP.
The incident is still under investigation.