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Rowan County Officer Involved Shooting

Date of News Release: 10/13/2016

Morehead, Ky. (October 13, 2016) - On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 Kentucky State Police responded to a residence on Old Hilda Road to execute an arrest warrant on Matthew Brewer, 22 of Morehead. Contact was made with Mr. Brewer outside the residence. Mr. Brewer fled into the residence. During Mr. Brewer's attempt to flee, he pointed a firearm at Trooper Michael Armstrong, resulting in Mr. Brewer being fatally shot. Matthew Brewer was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Rowan County Coroner John Northcutt. The incident remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.