Kentucky State Police Identify Fulton Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting

Jan 19, 2017

Kentucky State Police Lt. Kyle Nall led a press conference Monday evening.
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky State Police have released the name of a Fulton police officer who fatally shot a man earlier this week.

According to a news release, Fulton police Sergeant James Buckingham remains on administrative leave stemming from Monday's shooting. 

Preliminary autopsy reports show Charles Christopher McClure, a 43-year-old white male, was shot twice in the torso.

Police say McClure had a knife and a metal pole and had refused to obey officers' orders.

Officers were called to the scene after 911 calls reported a man acting erratically and smashing car windows with a pole.

Buckingham has been with the department for seven years and has been a law enforcement officer in the state for more than three decades.