KY State Trooper Fatally Shoots Graves County Man
By Joe Jackson
FARMINGTON, KY - Kentucky State Police are currently investigating a Graves County shooting involving a Kentucky State Trooper.
At approximately 4:15 pm Saturday, Kentucky State Police received a 911 call from a home on Beech Grove Road in the Farmington community. The caller stated that there was a fight in progress near the home involving firearms and shots had been fired.
Kentucky State Police and deputies with the Graves County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. While en route to the fight, a second 911 call was received stating that shots had been fired again.
State Police and sheriff’s deputies arrived just before 4:30 pm. As the Trooper walked towards the area where the incident had taken place, a man armed with a handgun appeared. As the man approached, he raised the handgun at the Trooper. The Trooper, who was armed with his patrol rifle, fired at the armed man, fatally striking him.
The deceased is identified as 49-year-old Ted Newsome of Farmington. Officers at the scene were not physically injured.
Kentucky State Police investigators and the Graves County Coroner are conducting the investigation.