Shooting Investigation Close to Completion
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - State Police say the death of a man who was shot by a deputy earlier this month has not affected the investigation into the incident.
Trooper Jay Thomas told the Paducah Sun the investigation into Michael Lakin’s death is ongoing. When it is finished, the case will be forwarded to a McCracken County commonwealth attorney and given to a grand jury.
According to police, Lakin died Saturday from injuries he incurred when McCracken County deputy Sgt. Jared Rivera shot him.
Lakin had been hospitalized since Oct. 6. Rivera shot him when Lakin approached he and a civilian with a sword and a gun.
Thomas said all of the information thus far has shown Rivera acted in accordance with his training.
Police are waiting for the autopsy report on Lakin’s body, which was done in Louisville on Monday. They are also waiting for toxicology test results before closing the investigation.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday for Lakin at Milner & Orr Funeral Home in Paducah.