State police investigate after deputy shoots, kills suspect

Published 10:35 am Friday, January 22, 2021

Kentucky State Police are investigating after a Grayson County deputy shot and killed a suspect Thursday night.

KSP said two deputies with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office went to a Caneyville residence in search Brian Abbott, 34, a wanted suspect.

When KSP arrived on the scene, they found Abbott, who was reportedly armed with two knives.

Police said Abbott charged the officers after repeated commands to drop the knives. One deputy fired his gun in response, hitting Abbott three times.

Abbott was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deputies were not injured. Both have been placed on administrative leave as KSP investigates.