UPDATE: 41-year-old man dies in officer-involved shooting in Middlesboro

UPDATE POSTED 3:30 p.m. SEPT. 30, 2021

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) has been requested by Middlesboro Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting that left a 41-year-old man dead at about 8 p.m. Wednesday in Bell County.

At the request of the Middlesboro Police Department, KSP detectives along with KSP’s critical incident response team has arrived on the scene and the investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

A male suspect was transported by Middlesboro EMS to Middlesboro ARH Hospital in Middlesboro where he was pronounced deceased by the Bell County Deputy Coroner.

While the Kentucky State Police have released few details about the shooting, Bell County Deputy Coroner Don Horton tells WRIL radio the man killed is 41-year-old Daniel Ledford, of Polly Hollow.

An autopsy has been scheduled at the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort.

No officers or members of the community were injured during this incident, the KSP said.

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

KSP is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. To protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it is KSP policy 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.

UPDATE POSTED 12 NOON, SEPT. 30, 2021

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WTVQ/WRIL) – A 41-year-old man was killed Wednesday night in a shooting involving a Middlesboro Police officer in th Polly Hollow community.
While the Kentucky State Police have released few details about the shooting, Bell County Deputy Coroner Don Horton tells WRIL radio the man killed is 41-year-old Daniel Ledford, of Polly Hollow.
The shooting happened at about 8 p.m. and KSP troopers were called in shortly thereafter, WRIL reported.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 11 P.M. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2021

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Bell County.

KSP says it involves Middlesboro Police.

It happened around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, according to KSP.

This is a developing story.  Check here for updates.

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