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Paducah Man Dies In Officer-Involved Shooting

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McCracken County Sheriff's Office

  A Kentucky sheriff says a deputy investigating a stolen vehicle fatally shot a suspect after the man pointed a gun at him.

McCracken County Sheriff Matt Carter told news outlets that deputies responded Thursday to report of a stolen truck and learned it was equipped with OnStar, which relayed the location of the vehicle. Carter says the driver fled until OnStar stopped the vehicle and then the driver aimed a semi-automatic gun directly at a deputy, who fired his service weapon “to eliminate the threat.”

 

The coroner says 47-year-old Chad Busby of Paducah died at the scene.

 

Kentucky State Police is investigating.

 

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