KSP Investigating Police Action Shooting in Henderson
Shooting Occurred This Morning After Pursuit
Date of News Release: 8/22/2017
HENDERSON, Ky.(August 21st, 2017) – Around 2:25 this morning, Kentucky State Police Post 16 was notified by Henderson City Dispatch of an officer involved shooting in the Henderson city limits.
The Preliminary investigation reveals that Henderson City Police attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation when the vehicle fled from the patrol officer. The pursuit involved Clay, MLK and South Adams Streets in the city of Henderson. The operator of the fleeing vehicle stopped his car between Clay and South Adams Street, which is in a residential neighborhood and exited his vehicle with a shotgun. A brief standoff occurred between the operator and an HPD officer. During the standoff, the operator took a stance which created a safety concern for the officer. The officer fired his service weapon at the suspect. The suspect was struck multiple times in the abdomen and was treated by Henderson EMS within minutes. The officer was not injured.
The suspect was taken by ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville where he is in stable condition.
I anticipate to learn more information tomorrow after interviews have concluded.
Investigators with the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team are investigating the shooting.