Kentucky State Police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting

Kentucky State Police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting
State police said the man, who later died, had eluded sheriff's deputies several times already that morning. (Source: WTOC)

HEBRON, Ky. (FOX19) - State police have identified a man who died early Saturday after being shot by a Boone County sheriff’s deputy.

Michael Pelley, 33, of Hebron, was involved in several confrontations with sheriff’s deputies throughout the early morning hours on Saturday, according to Kentucky State Police (KSP).

Pelley, who eluded deputies several times, was eventually found in the 1800 block of Petersburg Road in Hebron, KSP said in a news release.

He pulled out a knife and ran at Boone County Sheriff’s deputies, according to the release.

Troopers say one deputy fired a shot that hit Pelley, 33, who was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The investigation into the officer-involved shooting is ongoing.

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