- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

WILMORE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police have identified the man who was fatally shot by Wilmore officers and say he had threatened to kill himself.

Trooper Robert Purdy told the Lexington Herald-Leader (https://bit.ly/1EjgaLJ) that the investigation so far has found that officers responded to the home of 40-year-old Michael Foster in Jessamine County after he called a suicide hotline.

Purdy said Foster met the two responding officers outside of his residence early Sunday with a gun. Police say he pointed it at the officers, and they fired.

Jessamine County Coroner Michael Hughes said Foster died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Police haven’t released the names of the officers involved in the shooting, but said both have been placed on administrative leave while Kentucky State Police investigate.

Wilmore is about 17 miles southwest of Lexington.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, https://www.kentucky.com

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