Police: Suspect fatally shot by Kentucky county sheriff

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Posted: Dec 10, 2015 1:28 PM

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have identified the law enforcement officer who fatally shot a suspect as a county sheriff.

In a statement on Thursday, state police said Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins shot 66-year-old Chris E. Higdon, who was advancing toward him and another officer with a firearm. The statement says Chaffins fired his weapon at Higdon three times.

Police said Chaffins and Maj. Corey Knochel responded to the home in Leitchfield on Wednesday afternoon after a domestic disturbance with a shot fired was reported.

Kentucky State Police say the shooting remains under investigation.