TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Shooting Investigation In Whitley County
Date of News Release: 07/15/2007
(LONDON, KY) - On Saturday, July 14, 2007, approximately 10:47 PM the Whitley County 911 Center received a report of an armed, intoxicated male who had set fire to a neighbors home. Officers from the Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London and the Williamsburg City Police responded to the scene where they discovered a home engulfed in flames. Upon locating the male subject officers attempted to establish a dialog, to have him disarm himself. The subject made a threatening move with the weapon and shots were fired, fatally wounding the subject. The male subject is identified as John Partin, 29, of Limestone Branch Road in Whitley County, KY. The Kentucky State Police officers involved are Trooper Gary Martin a 24 year veteran and Trooper Scott Bunch a 9 year veteran. Pursuant to KSP Policy both Troopers will be on paid administrative duty pending an Internal Investigation. Assisting at the scene were officers from the Williamsburg City Police Department, the Whitley County Sheriffs Department and the Whitley County Coroners Office.