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KSP investigates officer-involved shooting in Pike County

Jamie Rife, 51, of Jewel Ridge, Virginia, faces several charges after a police pursuit in Pike...
Jamie Rife, 51, of Jewel Ridge, Virginia, faces several charges after a police pursuit in Pike County, Kentucky, ended with shots fired.(Pikeville Police Department)
Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 12:40 PM EDT
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UPDATE 6/17/22 @ 12:55 P.M.

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - The Kentucky State Police has been requested by the Coal Run Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred on June 15 around 11 a.m.

At the request of KSP Post 9, the KSP Critical Incident Response Team went to the scene of the incident on U.S. 23 near Power Drive in Coal Run.

According to KSP, a man was transported to Pikeville Medical Center where he was treated for injuries not related to the shooting or arrest.

He was later released and transported to the Pike County Detention Center.

According to Pikeville Police, Jamie Alvin Rife, 51, of Jewel Ridge, Virginia, was initially taken to the hospital where he was treated and released, then taken into police custody.

Rife is charged with DUI, theft, fleeing, evading police, and wanton endangerment, among other charges, Pikeville Police say.

KSP said to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation, it will not release any additional details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts are gathered.

According to a KSP release, timelines to complete investigations vary based on the complexity of the case.

UPDATE 6/15/22 @ 4:20 p.m.

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - More details have been released about a police pursuit Wednesday that ended with shots fired, an arrest, and part of U.S. 23 being shut down.

According to Pikeville Police, Jamie Alvin Rife, 51, of Jewel Ridge, Virginia, was initially taken to Pikeville Medical Center where he was treated and released, then taken into police custody.

Rife is charged with DUI, theft, fleeing evading police, and wanton endangerment, among other charges, Pikeville Police say.

Officers say the incident started after a truck was stolen from an auto repair shop. Law enforcement officers tried to stop the truck, but the driver kept going. Kentucky State Police troopers used spike strips to help stop the truck on U.S. 23 near Power Drive in Coal Run.

Part of U.S. 23 in that area has been closed as officers investigate.

A portion of U.S. 23 is blocked Wednesday after a driver was shot by authorities following a...
A portion of U.S. 23 is blocked Wednesday after a driver was shot by authorities following a police pursuit.(606 Storm Chasing)

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ORIGINAL STORY

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - A police pursuit ended Wednesday with shots fired in Pike County, according to Kentucky State Police.

The chase was initiated by officers with the Pikeville Police Department.

Kentucky State Police has not released a location of where the chase began, but a portion of U.S. 23 in Pike County is currently closed as state police investigates.

The road is currently closed near the old Big Lots building in the Coal Run community.

Police are expected to be on scene for several hours, so they suggest drivers find an alternate route.

This is a developing story.

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