Police: Deputy fatally shoots suspect in domestic dispute

HISEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they are investigating after a deputy fatally shot a suspect in a domestic dispute.

Police said in a statement the Barren County Sheriff’s Department responded Sunday evening to the dispute at a home in Hiseville, where a woman reported that her husband had shot her.

The woman was able to get to a neighbor’s home. Police say when deputies caught up to her husband, 61-year-old John Williams, he fired at them multiple times. Police say Deputy Dean Harbaugh returned fire, striking Williams.

Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled Monday in Louisville.

The woman, who was not identified, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say Williams was black. The deputy’s race wasn’t immediately released.


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