HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting death of a man helping authorities search for trail cameras that they say he rigged with explosives in the Kentucky woods (all times local):
Kentucky State Police say a fire investigator fatally shot a man during a confrontation with authorities while the man was helping them search for trail cameras that they say he rigged with explosives in the Kentucky woods.
State police Trooper Shane Jacobs says 39-year-old Mark Sawaf of Harlan tried to escape and was shot by Capt. Brad Dobrzynski, a Lexington Fire Department investigator, during the altercation Thursday evening.
Jacobs says a federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives special agent and an officer from the Lexington Police Department's hazardous devices unit were also involved.
He says Sawaf died at the scene and that his body was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Frankfort for an autopsy.
Jacobs provided no further details, citing the ongoing investigation.
Kentucky State Police say a man accused of rigging explosive devices has been fatally shot in a confrontation with authorities.
Trooper Shane Jacobs said officials had taken 39-year-old Mark Sawaf to Harlan on Thursday to help find explosive devices that had been set in a wooded area near a subdivision. Jacobs said an altercation occurred during the operation that led to the shooting. He declined to elaborate.
Court documents show Sawaf was charged in June following a federal investigation into the explosion of a trail camera that injured another man.
Jacobs said federal agents, state police, and Lexington police and fire officials took part in the search of a 5-mile radius, which yielded several devices. He said Sawaf was white, but did not release the identity or race of the authority who shot him.