Officials: Man dead after standoff with Kentucky police

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. - Authorities say a Kentucky man has died in a standoff with law enforcement officers.

Multiple media outlets report that Johnson County Sheriff Dwayne Price says deputies responded to reports Monday night of a man acting suspiciously in a front yard. Price says they found a man with a Bible walking around and looking up at the sky.

The sheriff says the man tried to fight a deputy and ran into a house after being shocked with a stun gun. Kentucky State Police were then called in and a shootout ensued. A special response team sent a robot into the home when the barricaded man stopped responding to officers and found him dead.

It was unclear whether the man shot himself or if he was shot in the standoff.

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Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wymt.com/


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