Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Officer Involved Shooting Investigation
Date of News Release: 11/26/2009
(Forkland, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police Post 7 Richmond, is currently investigating an officer involved shooting which occurred on Forkland Road in Boyle County. On 11/25/2009 at 9:40 p.m. Trooper Eric Taylor, along with five members of the Boyle County Sheriff's Department, arrived at the Roger King residence at 8115 Forkland Road. They were attempting to serve an arrest warrant and Emergency Protective Order on Roger King. Officers knocked on the front door of the residence and identified themselves. Mr. King did not answer the door. The officers then went to the back door, and identified themselves again. The officers peered through the window of the door and observed Mr. King inside the residence. He was armed with a handgun. Mr. King then brandished the weapon at the officers. KSP Trooper Eric Taylor then fired a single shot through the window of the door, striking Mr. King. Roger King, age 61, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Boyle County Coroner. The body of the deceased will be taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort, where an autopsy will be conducted. The shooting remains under investigation by Detective Mark Young, Detective Monte Owens, and Lieutenant Blake Slone. No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.