Date of News Release: 2/8/2017
KSP Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Madison County
RICHMOND, KY (February 8, 2017) –The Kentucky State Police is continuing the investigation of an officer involved shooting that occurred last night, and has identified the suspect and KSP Personnel involved in the incident.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, the suspect has been identified as Kenneth B. Huntzinger, 51 years old of Richmond. He is still at the University of Kentucky Hospital where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries.
Kentucky State Police Sergeant Toby Coyle was the only officer involved in last night’s shooting. Sgt. Coyle is a 16 year veteran of KSP, and is currently assigned to KSP Post 7 in Richmond. In accordance with KSP Policy, Sgt. Coyle has been placed on paid administrative leave.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the KSP Critical Incident Response Branch.
Original release below:
RICHMOND, KY (February 8, 2017) –The Kentucky State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred on General Nelson Drive in Madison County at approximately 9:05 pm Tuesday night.
The initial investigation indicates that the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called at approximately 8:50 pm in reference to a domestic disturbance that was taking place at a residence on General Nelson Drive. As KSP arrived on scene the trooper exited his vehicle, and located the man that was allegedly involved in the disturbance in a vehicle.
The ongoing investigation alleges that the suspect then drove his truck directly at the trooper, at which time shots were fired, injuring the suspect. First aid was administered at the scene, and the suspect was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The KSP Trooper was not injured in the incident, and the identities of the trooper and suspect have not been released at this time.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the KSP Critical Incident Response Branch. They were assisted at the scene by KSP Personnel, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and Madison County EMS.