Kentucky State Police trooper fatally shoots man reported trespassing


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SHELBYVILLE, Kentucky — Kentucky State Police have identified a man fatally shot by a trooper in Shelby County.

Police say the man was 42-year-old Christopher Horine of Shelbyville.

Police said in a statement that Trooper Eddie Whitworth was dispatched Sunday night to check on a trespassing complaint in Shelbyville. The statement says after the trooper arrived, the suspect began firing a gun from the porch, and then began coming toward the officer.

Police say the trooper returned fire and hit the man, who was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. The trooper, a six-year state police veteran, wasn't injured.

The shooting is under investigation.

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