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FATAL OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN SOMERSET, KENTUCKY

SOMERSET, KY — According to the Kentucky State Police (KSP): The Somerset Police Department has requested KSP Post 11, London to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Friday, October 27, 2023, at approximately 11:53 p.m. EST on Emerald Ct, in limits of Somerset in Pulaski County. 

The preliminary investigation indicates the Somerset Police Department responded to a domestic violence complaint where they encountered a male suspect armed with a firearm.

During the confrontation, officers from the Somerset Police Department discharged their agency’s issued firearms striking the suspect.

The suspect was declared deceased at the scene by the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office. The suspect was taken to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy. 

One officer from the Somerset Police Department was injured during the incident he was transported to Lake Cumberland Hospital with non-life threating injuries.

KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the Commonwealth as requested by local, state, and federal 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.

The investigation is ongoing and is being led by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team, Sergeant Les Moses was assisted at the scene by the Post 11 investigative section, the Somerset Police Department, Pulaski Sherriff’s Office, Pulaski County EMS, and the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office.

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