State Troopers Involved In Deadly Shooting

State police continue to investigate a shooting involving two troopers in Perry County, in eastern Kentucky.

Police say Troopers Jackie Pickrell and Jennifer Sandlin responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the Scuddy community just after 12:00am. Police say the two spotted the vehicle just before 3:30am and encountered 32-year old Nathan Hurt of Perry County as well. Police say an altercation between the three broke out at that time, leading to the troopers using deadly force.

The two troopers were taken to the hospital in Hazard for minor injuries. Hurt was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both officers are now on administrative leave while police investigate the shooting.


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