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Police: Armed man shot by officer during traffic stop dies

A woman in Temple is suffering life-threatening injuries after a shooting early this morning.
A woman in Temple is suffering life-threatening injuries after a shooting early this morning.(AP)
Published: Feb. 23, 2021 at 4:35 AM EST
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ERLANGER, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say an armed man shot by Kentucky police officers during a traffic stop has died.

Kentucky State Police say the man was pronounced dead Sunday at a hospital in Florence, where he was taken after being shot.

Trooper Corey Elliott told news outlets that two Villa Hills officers stopped a truck late Saturday night for driving slowly on Interstate 75 in Erlanger.

Police say the driver pulled out a handgun as the officers approached and one of the officers fired, hitting the man.

Neither officer was injured.

Authorities have not identified the officers or the man who was shot.

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