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RADCLIFF, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man described as a person of interest in a burglary investigation has died during a police-involved standoff in Radcliff, Ky.
More than 30 residents were evacuated during this standoff with police, which took place at the Foxwood Apartments near Seminole and Cheyenne Roads.
Police say they were initially called to the apartments a little before 6:00 Wednesday evening to talk to the man about a burglary at the complex .
Radcliff Police spokesman Bryce Shumate says the man was a person-of-interest in the burglary case that happened earlier in the day.
Police say they asked him to make an official statement.
They say the three officers followed him to his bedroom to get his shoes, when things turned violent.
"At that point he produced a firearm and fired at our officers. Our officers returned fire and retreated out of the residence and we waited for other agencies, KSP and Vine Grove to back us up, before we actually made entry," says Officer Bryce Shumate, Spokesman for the Radcliff Police Department.
When they later entered the apartment, they found the man dead.
One Radcliff officer also had a close call. Police say a bullet ricocheted and hit his boot, but didn't penetrate the shoe or skin.
The owner of the Foxwood Apartments tells us the suspect is 47-years-old and had been living there for at least three years.
They tell WDRB that his application claimed that at one time he worked on post at Fort Knox, and that he told them he formerly served in the military.
At this point, authorities are still investigating whether the man shot himself, or whether an officer's bullet may have hit him.
Kentucky State Police have taken over this investigation.
The suspect's name has not been released.
Police evacuated neighbors from the area, which is a short distance north of city hall and Lincoln Trail Boulevard.