ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (KT) -- Kentucky State Police at the Elizabethtown Post responded to a call of a barricaded man in Bullitt County, which led to a fatal officer-involved shooting early Wednesday morning.
The KSP says they were contacted by Shepherdsville Police around 10:45 Tuesday evening, regarding a man who had barricaded himself in a home on Mandarin Court.
According to the preliminary investigation, Shepherdsville officers were attempting to arrest a man who was wanted on several felony warrants, including wanton endangerment of a police officer. As police approached the man, he barricaded himself inside his residence. The Shepherdsville Police contacted the KSP and requested the Special Response Team, or SRT, to assist.
SRT arrived around 1:15 Wednesday morning and continued negotiations with the man throughout the night. Shortly after 6 a.m. the man left the home with a firearm and attempted to enter a vehicle. KSP troopers gave repeated verbal commands for the individual to drop his weapon, to which the man did not respond. Troopers opened fire, and 22-year-old Tyler Blevens of Shepherdsville was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bullitt County Coroner’s Office.
State police were assisted at the scene by the Shepherdsville Police Department, Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Bullitt County EMS and Bullitt County Coroner’s Office. The investigation is being led by the KSP’s Critical Incident Response Team.