Kentucky State Police Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting in Laurel County

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LONDON, KY (February 07, 2021) –The Kentucky State Police, London Post is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting in Laurel County. Shortly after 10:48 PM on February 06, 2021. Kentucky State Police was contacted by the Laurel County Sheriff's Department and requested us to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred on Chestnut Way in Laurel County.

The preliminary investigation indicates the Laurel County Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance complaint where they encountered Michael V. Collins 59 years old of London, Collins was armed with a handgun.

During a confrontation, a Deputy from the Laurel County Sheriff's office discharged his agency's issued firearm striking Collins.

Collins was transported from the scene by Laurel County EMS to Saint Joseph's Hospital in London and was later transferred by Laurel County EMS to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Collins is in critical condition but stable.

There were no injuries sustained by law enforcement personnel

The investigation is continuing and is being led by Post 11 Lieutenant Tony Dingess. He was assisted at the scene by Post 11 investigative section, Laurel County EMS, and the Laurel County Sherriff's Office.

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