A routine narcotics investigation on Science Ridge Road in Montgomery County turned deadly Thursday afternoon.
"I knew something bad had happened because there were state police and sheriff's everywhere and I heard a lot of yelling, a lot of running," says neighbor Angela Martin.
State police say 45-year-old Terry Pruitt hid under a bed when officers came in to serve a warrant, then got up and threatened one of their undercover agents.
"The individual inside the residence took an offensive posture and pointed a gun at one of the officers and then the officer reciprocated," says Trooper Endre Samu with Kentucky State Police.
"He just didn't seem like that style of a man. He was real clean cut. Real nice, real polite, eager to help. A nice neighbor," says Martin.
The woman who lives with Pruitt was not injured in Thursday's shooting.