Ky. State Police say one person dead after officer-involved shooting
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police say one man is dead after an officer-involved shooting.
The man killed was 38-year-old Kenny Tomblin, of Edmonton, according to Kentucky State Police.
The shooting happened Sunday just before 1 a.m. at a home on Junior Caffee Road, near Edmonton, Kentucky, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police. The area is about 60 miles east of Bowling Green.
Officials say a Metcalfe County dispatcher received a call from a woman saying she and her boyfriend "had been involved in a physical altercation and that he was outside shooting a gun into the air." Police say the woman placed the call from a neighbor's home.
Police say a dispatcher could hear gunshots over the phone in the background. A Metcalfe County Deputy was dispatched to the scene.
Authorities say when police arrived at the scene, a deputy came in contact with Tomblin.
Investigators say after a verbal exchange with the deputy, Tomblin into his home and then "came back outside armed with a rifle and began approaching the area of the Troopers."
Police say Tomblin did not follow police instructions to put the weapon down and that he fired the weapon. Officials say troopers returned fire, shooting and killing Tomblin.
No one else was hurt.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.