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Bell County Sheriff releases a statement on officer-involved shooting

From Bell County Sheriff Mitch Williams -

In regard to the officer-involved shooting on the night of Saturday, May 23, 2020 which resulted in a Frakes man, 57 year old Gary Partin, being shot and killed after pulling a gun on a deputy during an ATV stop, Sheriff Williams has released the following statement:


"Bell County Deputy Adam Southern was involved in an officer-involved shooting on the night of Saturday May 23, 2020 in the Fonde Community.


Per our department protocol, Sheriff Mitch Williams requested that Kentucky State Police Post 10 investigate this use of force.


Also, Deputy Southern has been placed on administrative leave during this investigation per our department's policy.

No further comment will be issued as this is an on-going investigation."

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