MCKEE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a trooper fatally shot a man as he slammed his vehicle into police cars.
Police said in a statement that the shooting happened Thursday in Jackson County following a vehicle pursuit through three counties. The statement says the suspect, 54-year-old David N. Willoughby of Jeffersonville, was identified in the afternoon as a suspect in a slaying in Montgomery County.
Police said the pursuit began when a trooper tried to stop a vehicle that was driving erratically. Police say they lost sight of him in a wooded area and were searching when he attempted to flee, hitting several police cars.
The statement says troopers were forced to fire and Willoughby was pronounced dead at the scene.