Kentucky State Police exchange fire with, kill driver who shot at them during traffic stop

Published 8:17 am Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Police say two officers conducting a traffic stop in western Kentucky exchanged gunfire with the driver, who was killed.

Kentucky State Police spokesman Trooper Rob Austin says an Elkton police officer and a Todd County sheriff’s deputy stopped a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon in Elkton and the driver brandished a gun and fired it. He said officers fired their weapons and the man was killed. No officers were injured.

Police did not release the identity of the driver or the officers. Austin told The Kentucky New Era that he didn’t know the reason for the initial stop. He said an autopsy would be performed and police would release names after families were notified.

No further information was immediately available.