- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - Police say a law enforcement officer in western Kentucky fatally shot an armed person who fled into a wooded area while officers were investigating a burglary call.

Kentucky State Police said state police, Owensboro police and the Daviess County sheriff’s office responded Thursday afternoon and searched the area in western Daviess County.

Police said the person was found within about 15 minutes and told to surrender. A news release from state police said he knelt, and an officer prepared to use a Taser. The release said the person raised a firearm in the officers’ direction, and a different officer fired a rifle, hitting the person. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No additional information has been released.


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