KSP: Investigation continues into officer involved shooting that killed an Owensboro man

Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate an officer involved shooting that claimed the life of a local man after authorities say the man charged two police officers with a knife.

According to KSP, an autopsy revealed the shooting victim, 29 year old Lucas Anderson, died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Kentucky State Police reports the preliminary investigation revealed Owensboro Police Officers Mike Matthews and Gary Mattingly were notified Friday night of an active physical domestic involving a male and female in the 600 block of Delray Street in Owensboro. Upon arrival, they say the officers witnessed the male grab the female by the hair and put a knife to her throat during the argument. Officers reportedly intervened and confronted what they called an agitated and aggressive male and tried to get him to drop the knife.

Police say the male threw the female to the side and immediately charged at the two officers with the knife, at which time both officers fired multiple times, hitting Anderson. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Daviess County Coroner Jeff Jones.

Authorities indicate the female victim was immediately taken by ambulance to Owensboro Heath suffering from multiple knife lacerations on and around her head and neck. Police say she also injured her knee when she was forcefully thrown to the floor. At last check, police say the female victim was in stable condition.

KSP says the two Owensboro Police officers involved in the shooting, 51 year old Mike Matthews and 53 year old Gary Mattingly, have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is normal protocol for most police agencies when officers are involved in the use of force.


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