Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Bell County, Kentucky

PINEVILLE, KY – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) has been requested by the Bell County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred at 7:33 p.m. EST on Monday, August 28, 2023 in Bell County.

At the request of BCSO, detectives from KSP Post 10, Harlan arrived on scene. The investigation into the incident remains ongoing. 

A male suspect was pronounced deceased on scene by the Bell County Deputy Coroner.

KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the commonwealth as requested by local law enforcement agencies. KSP is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. To protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it is KSP's standard operating procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered. Timelines to complete investigations vary based on the complexity of the case.

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