BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56) – One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Danville.
It happened Tuesday morning at the Super 8 off Highway 150.
According to the Danville Police Department, three officers were responding to a domestic-related call in one of the rooms at the hotel. Police say a suspect had his mother at knifepoint.
Police say the officers tried to resolve the situation peacefully but were unsuccessful. One of the responding officers fired one round, fatally wounding the suspect.
Kentucky State Police is now investigating the shooting.
The three officers have been placed on administrative leave.
The name of the suspect and those of the officers have not yet been released.
There is a large police presence outside a central Kentucky hotel.
Police and emergency vehicles have been seen most of the morning at the Super 8 off Highway 150 in Danville.
We are still gathering details and waiting on more information. We are told that state police will be releasing more information soon.
We have seen the emergency management director who also helps the coroner and has “coroner” written on the side of his SUV, but we’re not sure what role he is in at the scene. We are trying to touch base with him.
Police do have the driveway up to the hotel blocked off. It’s a very busy area in Danville, marked by hotels, restaurants, a shopping center close by.
This is a developing story.