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Kentucky State Police Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Breathitt County

Jackson, Ky. (June 24, 2022) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred on June 24, 2022, at approximately 11:28 a.m. in Breathitt County.

The KSP Critical Incident Response Team responded to the scene, along with personnel from KSP Post 13, and the investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

A male subject who was injured during the incident was flown to the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital for treatment.

A Breathitt County Deputy Sheriff received minor injuries and was treated at a local area hospital and released.

KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the Commonwealth as requested by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. KSP is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. To protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it is KSP’s standard operating procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered. Timelines to complete investigations vary based on the complexity of the case.

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