Police identify suspect, officer in Daviess shooting

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky State Police have identified a western Kentucky man fatally shot by police as 35-year-old Kenneth Clay of Owensboro.

An autopsy was performed after the shooting Thursday, and state police said Clay died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Police identified the officer involved in the shooting as Owensboro Police Officer Eric Flory, a seven-year veteran of the department. Flory has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is normal procedure following a shooting.

State police said Clay had a .45-caliber handgun, which had been reported stolen from Evansville, Indiana.

Police said the shooting happened after an armed person fled into a wooded area while officers were investigating a burglary call. Police said he was located and told to surrender but raised a firearm toward officers.

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