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State police ID man killed in officer-involved shooting at tornado relief distribution center in Mayfield

Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 9:54 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2022 at 1:14 PM CST
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MAYFIELD, Ky. (KFVS) - Kentucky State Police identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting at the Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds.

Investigators identified the man who was shot as 53-year-old Tony Edwards from Mayfield.

The two officers from the Frankfort Police Department were identified as Officer Michael Martin, who has served with the agency for just over a year, and Detective David Ingle, who has served with the agency for about 15 years.

The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5.

Graves County Sheriff Jon Hayden said members of the Frankfort Police Department were in Mayfield at his request to help with patrols at the fairgrounds and other tornado-affected areas in the county.

The officers were conducting extra patrols at the Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds during the overnight hours when the fairgrounds were closed to the public.

Troopers say Edwards, armed with a gun, approached officers and fired multiple shots in their direction.

Frankfort police officers returned fire, hitting him.

Edwards was taken to an area hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead by the Graves County coroner.

An autopsy on January 6 revealed that his cause of death was from a gunshot wound.

KSP Post 1 and the KSP Critical Incident Response Team responded to the scene at the request of the Frankfort Police Department.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Point of Distribution Center at the Graves County Fairgrounds is a delivery and pickup location for tornado relief supplies.

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