Kentucky State Police investigating after Elizabethtown police fatally shoot man with knife

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Kentucky — Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Elizabethtown involving two city officers.

The News-Enterprise ( cited a police statement in reporting that 28-year-old Joshua Steven Blough of Big Clifty died after being shot by two officers. The statement said Blough was armed with a knife, refused to drop the weapon and began approaching officers in an aggressive manner when he was shot.

Elizabethtown police spokesman Virgil Willoughby has said officers were on a welfare check when the shooting occurred.

The officers — 37-year-old Scot Richardson and 32-year-old Matt McMillen — were placed on routine leave while the shooting is investigated.

The newspaper reports Blough survived being shot by a state trooper in 2012. It cited a 2012 police statement that said a trooper shot Blough in the neck after he produced a weapon during a burglary.

Information from: The News-Enterprise,

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