More is now known about Monday night’s incident in Muhlenberg County, where police were forced to shoot and kill a suspect in self-defense.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office responded to 308 Warford St. near Drakesboro around 8:22pm to the report of a domestic dispute.
Sheriff Curtis McGehee and Deputies Terry Vick and Troy Gibson made contact with 40-year old Hargis Gibson of Drakesboro, who allegedly pulled a handgun and fired a round into the ceiling.
Gibson then allegedly pointed the gun at Sheriff McGehee, at which time all three officers fired their weapons at the suspect. Gibson died on the scene, with the sheriff and his deputies going uninjured.
Both deputies have been placed on paid, administrative leave—which is normal for such events. The investigation continues by Kentucky State Police Detective Lloyd Ray.