At approximately 9 p.m. last night, Kentucky State Police were requested by the Lebanon Junction Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Bullitt County. Preliminary investigation reveals that officers were responding to a call of a shoplifting complaint at the Dollar General in Lebanon Junction. Upon arrival, an officer made contact with an armed individual outside of the store, who shot at the officers and then fled the scene by foot. The suspect was later located by a K-9 unit of the Shepherdsville Police Department. The individual shot the K-9, and in response, officers shot the suspect multiple times.
The suspect is currently being treated for life-threatening injuries at the University of Louisville Hospital. The K-9 later died.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing by Kentucky State Police Post 4.