Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Pike County

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly, officer-involved shooting in Pike County.

Troopers say the shooting happened Sunday morning on Phillips Branch Road in the Phelps community. They say they were called to a home in the area to check out an assault complaint.

State Police say when they got there, John Casey, 32, assaulted a trooper. Investigators say that is when a trooper shot and killed Casey.

Casey's family says they never saw the altercation. They add that Casey had just served time for robbery charges and was turning his life around.

"Well, it's just something you can't explain. You can't imagine something like that happening. It just hurts. You don't know how to explain it. You don't know how to get through it," Laura Casey said.

A trooper was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

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