Kentucky State Police say Frankfort Police shot and killed an armed man who had trapped a woman inside a home and pointed a handgun at police.
Authorities said a woman called police Sunday evening around 9:45 p.m. to report that a man had threatened to shoot anyone who came into the house along Winding Way Drive.
Tactical Response Unit and Hostage Negotiations Teams were called to the scene and gave him numerous commands to drop his weapon once he left the house. Police said he pointed his gun at police and was shot.
Coroner Will Harrod confirmed that 55-year-old Gary Meadows was transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center and confirmed dead at 11:49 p.m.
The woman was not hurt.
Harrod said the preliminary investigation shows that Meadows was shot twice in the chest, but he’s waiting for an autopsy, which will take four to six weeks.
Frankfort Police Chief Walter Wilhoite confirmed that six to eight officers were involved in the shooting incident on Winding Way, and the scene was secure when he arrived around midnight.
Officers at the scene have been placed on administrative leave, which is common protocol, Wilhoite said.
KSP will conduct a criminal investigation and Frankfort Police will have an internal administrative investigation, Wilhoite said.
Wilhoite declined to release further details to The State Journal because of the state police investigation. Calls to the state police were not returned.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.