ATV operator dead after exchange of gunfire with KSP Trooper

White Plains, KY. – (Hopkins County) The Kentucky State Police is currently investigating a Trooper involved shooting.

On Saturday, March 19, at approximately 2:48 p.m., a Trooper from the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville was involved in a vehicle pursuit with an ATV that ended on Dragline Road.

The subject lost control of his ATV, causing it to overturn. The subject brandished a handgun and fired shots at the Trooper. The Trooper returned fire, striking the subject. The subject was pronounced dead at the scene by Dennis Mayfield, the Hopkins County Coroner.

The Trooper was not injured during the altercation.

This is an on-going investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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Contact: Trooper Sean Wint
Assistant Public Affairs Officer
(270) 676-3313



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