KSP investigating deadly officer involved shooting in Harlan

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Published: Jun. 5, 2023 at 9:02 AM EDT
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HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) - We are following a developing story out of Harlan County.

Just before 1:45 Monday morning, Harlan Police officers responded to an incident at the housing authority on Kelly Street in Harlan.

Officials with Kentucky State Police tell WYMT shots were fired and one male suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A male individual presented a threat towards them (the officers), and at that time, they fired their weapon, striking him,” said Kentucky State Police Post 10 Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs.

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A female victim was taken to Harlan ARH and then flown to the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Police say based on their investigation this was a domestic violence incident.

“At this point, we’ve had our detectives along with our supervisors here at the scene throughout all morning and into today conducting this investigation to figure out what led up to these events,” Shane Jacobs said.

No officers were hurt in the shooting.

KSP hopes to release more information soon.