FISTY — A Knott County man from the community of Fisty was fatally wounded during a police involved shooting Thursday night.
The deceased is identified as Brandon Stacy, 36, of Fisty.
According to Kentucky State Police (KSP), KSP Post 13 received a call saying Stacy was intoxicated and fighting with several individuals at home on Jenny Holland Drive in Fisty.
On their way to respond to the complaint KSP, along with officers from Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, received an additional phone call saying Stacy was in possession of a firearm and had fired several times outside of the residence.
Stacy was standing outside of the residence when KSP Troops arrived. KSP said once troopers made contact with Stacy and began talking with him, he became combative towards them and ran inside the residence.
KSP say troopers commanded Stacy to come out of the residence unarmed. According to KSP, Stacy ignored their commands and after several more attempts to negotiate failed, Stacy began waving his firearm and making threats towards the troopers.
KSP Troopers made pleas to Stacy to drop the weapon, but KSP say those pleas were ignored.
Stacy raised his weapon towards officers and KSP say fearing for their own safety, troopers shot Stacy, fatally wounding him.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Knott County Coroner.
An autopsy for Stacy will be performed at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort.
Per standard procedure, Troopers Josh Huff and Charlie Moore, along with Detective Chris Collins have been placed on administrative leave following the shooting. Troopers Huff and Moore have with KSP for two years. Collins has been with KSP for 15 years.
Lt. Jeff Lewis from KSP Post 8 in Morehead will be conducting the investigation. He will be assisted by Lt. Aaron Martin from KSP Post 14 in Ashland and Lt. Ryan Catron with KSP Post 13.
TJ Caudill is a reporter for The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.