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New Details Released in E’town Police Officer-Involved Shooting

New details have been released in an Elizabethtown Police Department Officer-involved fatal shooting.

The Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team responded to the scene of the incident December 7th. They handled all investigation procedures.

The KSP released preliminary results of their investigation Monday afternoon. The incident began when EPD Sgt. Chris Lewis was assisting with a domestic violence investigation. He transported several juvenile witnesses along with the victim to their residence on Pleasant View Drive. When Lewis and those in his cruiser arrived, the alleged suspect, 34-year-old Gary McCormick, of Elizabethtown was there.

Sgt Lewis left his vehicle to speak with McCormick and an altercation ensued. Lewis deployed his agency issued taser on McCormick. The suspect then disarmed Lewis and attempted to use the taser on the officer. Lewis then fired his agency issued firearm striking McCormick.

Lewis attempted to render medical aid to McCormick, but he was ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene.

Elizabethtown Police Officer Chris Denham said any questions about the incident should be referred to the Kentucky State Police, as it is the investigating agency.

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