UPDATE: Victim identified in officer involved shooting

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Police have identified a man they say was killed in an officer involved shooting Monday afternoon in Scott County. Investigators say 34-year old Juan Godines of Camden, South Carolina, was pronounced dead at the scene off of Midway Road at the Scott-Woodford County line.

State Police say it all began when Godines was involved in a domestic violence incident with his wife in the early morning hours of Monday. Warrants were issued for Godines’ arrest. At approximately 4:42 p.m., Troopers in unmarked State Police Vehicles tried to stop Godines on Georgetown Road, according to investigators.

State Police say a short pursuit ensued in which Godines was able to get away. Officers from multiple agencies converged on the area and Godines was found shortly after 5:00 p.m., on Ironworks Road near Georgetown. A second pursuit began in which Godines struck a law enforcement vehicle with his car and presented an immediate danger to other motorists, according to KSP.

A tire deflation device was used on Godines’ vehicle at the junction of Ironworks and Midway Road in Scott County. Godines collided with a group of trees on Midway Road a short distance later, near South Elkhorn Creek, and took off running into a wooded area at the Scott-Woodford County line, according to investigators.

Troopers say they chased Godines into the woods and when they found him, he had a weapon. At 5:06 p.m., State Police Dispatch was notified that shots had been fired and Godines was dead, according to KSP.

No officers were injured during the pursuit or officer involved shooting.

The case is still under investigation by KSP.

State Police was assisted during the pursuit and at the shooting scene by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and Officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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