Kentucky officer fatally shoots man during traffic stop

Published: Mar. 3, 2021 at 10:44 PM EST
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WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer has fatally shot a man during a traffic stop in Eastern Kentucky.

A statement from Kentucky State Police says a trooper stopped a car late Saturday for a traffic violation in Morgan County and then requested assistance.

The statement says the situation progressed and a West Liberty police officer fired at the man.

Morgan County Coroner Raymond Vancleave pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Vancleve told the Lexington Herald-Leader that 48-year-old Jerry Roseberry of West Liberty died after being shot in the Malone community.

Kentucky State Police are investigating.

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