Investigation underway following police involved shooting in Carter County

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say state troopers shot and killed an eastern Kentucky man who refused to put down a rifle he was pointing at them.

The Lexington Herald-Leader ( ) reports 55-year-old Kenneth Doug Dyer was shot Wednesday at his home in Olive Hill in Carter County.

Trooper Elliott Gollihue says Troopers Kris Kirk and Joseph Borbeck responded to a call to Dyer's home, where he was sitting behind his house with a rifle and two handguns. Gollihue says Dyer had been arrested the night before for discharging a firearm in a residential area and was released from jail Wednesday.

Gollihue says police were concerned about the safety of Dyer and his neighbors.

Gollihue said investigators from other state police posts would investigate. He said Kirk and Borbeck are on administrative leave, standard procedure after a shooting.

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