Deputy fatally shoots robbery suspect after church break-in

Published 9:44 am Friday, December 2, 2016

SIMPSONVILLE, Ky.  — Authorities say a Kentucky sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a person who had broken into a church.

News media outlets quote state police trooper Bernis Napier as saying that Shelby County deputies found the unidentified male suspect inside the Simpsonville Baptist Church early Friday morning with a weapon. The type of weapon was unclear.

Authorities say deputies repeatedly asked the suspect to drop the weapon, and when he didn’t, one of the deputies fired, killing him.

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Police say there was a break-in at the church Thursday, so people were there when the second break-in attempt happened and called 911. It isn’t clear whether the same suspect was responsible for both break-ins.