Suspect dead; officer not injured in shooting

One dead in officer-involved shooting in eastern Ky.
Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 4:19 AM EDT
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UPDATE 7/5/22 @ 5:56 a.m.

MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - A man is dead after being shot by police.

That’s according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

Dispatchers got a call just after 11 p.m. Monday for shots fired.

It happened on Sandlick Road near Davella in Martin County, Kentucky.

Martin County Sheriff John Kirk says two Kentucky State Police troopers responded along with a Martin County deputy.

Sheriff Kirk says the suspect, a man, started shooting at police as soon as they arrived to the scene.

The officer involved in the shooting was not injured.

The suspect, however, was killed, according to Sheriff Kirk.

The Martin County Coroner’s Office is on scene.

Investigators are expected to be on scene through the day.

Sheriff Kirk tells WSAZ both his office, and KSP, have dealt with the suspect on multiple occasions.

The suspect’s name is not being released at this time.

KSP is handling the investigation, and troopers are expected to release more information later Tuesday.

Multiple agencies responded, including Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Police, Prestonsburg Police, Paintsville Police, Fish and Wild Life, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

ORIGINAL STORY 7/5/22 @ 4:19 a.m.

MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WSAZ) - We are following a developing story in Martin County.

Coroner Chris Todd tells WYMT he is responding to the scene of a shooting.

We’re told it is off New Route 3 on Sandlick Road in the Davella community. We are told law enforcement is involved.

Martin Co. dispatchers tell WSAZ Kentucky State Police will lead the investigation.

WSAZ has a crew headed to the scene.

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