EDITOR’S NOTE: The Kentucky State Police says that this incident involved a trooper with the Kentucky State Police. They were unable to clarify if the trooper is on paid administrative leave. The story has been updated to reflect new developments.
UPDATE: The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says following the events in Floyd County, his team was already on “high alert.”
“We knew that it could happen. Matter of fact, we made the comment just last Friday, that it’s just a matter of time that it happens here in this county,” Kirk explained. He continued by saying, “you know that every call you go on could be your very last. But when it happens less than a week ago in a neighboring county, 15 minutes from here, with some officers shot and killed and an active shooter – it concerns you.”
We will continue to update you as the story develops.
MARTIN COUNTY, KY (WOWK) — Martin County Sheriff John Kirk says the suspect is dead after a shooting in Martin County, Kentucky.
The Sheriff says the call came in around 11 p.m. on Sandlick Road near Davella on Monday as reports of an active shooter situation. Sheriff Kirk says no officers were injured but the suspect, a man, is dead.
Multiple agencies responded. Kentucky State Police are now handling the investigation.
This is all happening about 15 minutes from Floyd County, Kentucky, where funerals begin today for the three officers killed in an ambush attack last week.