Man dies in officer-involved shooting in Knott County

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KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A man died Thursday night in what investigators call a police involved shooting in Knott County.

It happened at a home on Highway 721 in the Fisty Community near Hindman.

State police say they received a call that Brandon Stacy was drunk and firing shots near his home.

When police arrived they say Stacy raised a gun at them and that Troopers fired in self-defense, killing Stacy.

Police say no one else was injured.

Police shut down Kentucky 721 for several hours as they investigated the scene.

An autopsy will take place Friday in Frankfort.

Kentucky State Police will continue to investigate.

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