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Officer involved shooting investigation in Clay, KY

Date of News Release: 02/27/2011

Clay, KY. (Webster County) -- The Kentucky State Police are investigating an early morning shooting after a lengthy standoff in Clay, KY.

On Saturday, February 26, 2011, at approximately 10:10 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville received a call for assistance from the Clay Police Department in reference to a barricaded subject. The location was 1298 Lisman-Mount Myria Road in Clay. The barricaded subject, identified as Larry D. Brown, age 32 of Clay, KY, had discharged a firearm inside this residence several times.

KSP units arrived at the scene at approximately 10:41 p.m. and assisted local law enforcement personnel with establishing a perimeter around the residence. As officers attempted to negotiate with Mr. Brown, he continued to fire shots inside the residence.

On Sunday, February 27, 2011, at approximately 5:38 a.m., Mr. Brown fired one shot through the door of the residence toward the officers. Mr. Brown exited the residence armed with a shotgun and fired another shot toward the officers. At this time, KSP Sergeant Brenton Ford, KSP Trooper Tim Sales, and Webster County Deputy Sheriff Steve Madden returned fire striking Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene by Todd Vanover, Webster County Deputy Coroner. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, February 28, 2011 at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville.

Sergeant Brenton Ford and Trooper Tim Sales have been placed on paid administrative leave, pursuant to Kentucky State Police policy. Sergeant Ford is a 12-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. Trooper Sales is a 10-year veteran of the KSP. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police.

The Webster County Sheriff's Department, the Clay Police Department, the Providence Police Department, Webster County EMS, and the Webster County Coroner's Office assisted at the scene.

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