Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Bremen, KY

Updated: Nov. 23, 2018 at 12:06 PM CST
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Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Bremen, KY

BREMEN, KY (WFIE) - Authorities confirm there has been a deadly, officer-involved shooting in Bremen, Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police they got a call to assist the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department regarding a terroristic threatening complaint on Park Street shortly before 9 A.M. Friday.

KSP gives update on officer-involved shooting in Bremen

Troopers Rob Austin and Justin Cornett responded, along with Muhlenberg County Deputy Jeremy Rose and Central City Police Officer Duane Davenport.

Authorities say they found 46-year-old Christopher L. Anderson in a vehicle in a private drive at 60 Park Street.

They say Anderson got out of his vehicle, showed a gun, and a confrontation ensued with several shots being fired.

“Thought I heard ‘drop it!’ first and then I heard rapid gunfire,” neighbor, Rome Dickerson, recalled.

Anderson was fatally shot by responding officers.

“I’ve never heard of a problem once. You don’t even hear his name brought up. I don’t know why it happened like it did," Dickerson added.

There were no injuries to involved officers on scene.

Authorities say in all critical incidents, Trooper Austin and Trooper Cornett have been placed on administrative leave.

The investigation is being led by KSP’s Critical Incident Response Team.

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