UPDATE: Man shot and killed by Lexington Police identified
Investigators say 43-year old Frederick Clinton Miller started shooting at officers who returned fire
Update from March 28, 2022:
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County Coroner’s Office identified the man shot and killed Sunday night by Lexington Police officers. The office says 43-year old Frederick Clinton Miller died of multiple gunshot wounds on Sunday in the 600 block of Gay Place at 8:52 p.m.
Lexington Police say officers responded to the scene for a report of a suicidal subject with weapons.
Investigators say Miller came out with a rifle and handgun and despite repeated commands from the police to drop the weapons, started shooting at officers who returned fire, killing Miller. Despite efforts by Lexington Fire/EMS at the scene to resuscitate Miller, he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner’s office.
The five officers involved in the shooting were not hurt, according to police. All five have been placed on administrative assignment, which is standard procedure when an officer is involved in a shooting. No officer names have been released yet by the police department.
The Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team is in charge of investigating the officer-involved shooting. The unit investigates officer-involved shootings statewide. The Lexington Police Department is conducting its own internal investigation.
Funeral arrangements for Miller are incomplete as of this writing.
Update from March 28, 2022:
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 28, 2022) (WTVQ)- Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the officer-involved shooting that happened Sunday around 7:49 p.m. in Fayette County.
The KSP Critical Incident Response Team responded to the scene, and the investigation into the incident remains ongoing.
A man was pronounced dead at the scene.
KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the Commonwealth as requested by local, state, and federal 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’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.
Original story below from March 28, 2022:
LEXINGTON, KY. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting Sunday night.
According to police, officers were called around 7:49 p.m. to the 600 block of Gay Place for a suicidal person who was armed.
When officers arrived police say the 43-year-old man came out of the home with a handgun and rifle.
Officers tried to get the man drop the weapons.
Police say the man refused and started shooting at the officers.
The officers shot back, hitting the man.
Police say five officers shot back at the man, he sustained serious injuries. According to police,t he man died at the scene.
The officers were not injured.
There’s been no release of the man’s name at this time.
Lexington police are investigating and all five officers have been put on administrative assignment until the investigation is over.