Man killed in Richmond by police was shot 8 times

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police documents say a Lexington man who died in an officer-involved shooting last year was pointing a stun gun at police when he was shot eight times.

The Lexington Herald-Leader says 29-year-old Jesse Aaron Gibbons was pointing what officers thought was a firearm but was actually a stun gun that fell into Gibbons’ vehicle during a struggle with a Lexington police officer.

Police released documents this week in response to an open records request from the newspaper.

Gibbons died Sept. 13 after a standoff in Richmond.

The investigation revealed that eight officers from three agencies discharged their weapons. The investigation didn’t specify which officers shot Gibbons because all fired the same caliber gun and virtually the same type of hollow point bullets.

A Madison County grand jury decided last month not to indict anyone in the shooting

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