UPDATE: KSP Investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting in Webster County
PROVIDENCE, Ky. 2/4/22– According to a press release just before 4PM Friday, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) has been requested by the Providence Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting which occurred at approximately 10:52 am CST on Feb. 4th in Webster County.
Trooper Brandon McPherson says KSP Post 2 and the Critical Incident Response Team initiated an investigation into the incident which remains ongoing at this time. A male suspect was transported to Baptist Health Deaconess Medical Center in Madisonville, KY for treatment.
Trooper McPherson says KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the commonwealth as requested by local 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.