KSP Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Oldham County

On February 11, 2019, around 3:24pm, Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatch was contacted by Gallatin County dispatch in reference to a 911 call from a witness, stating they observed a distressed female at a gas station that was forced into a vehicle by a male. The caller stated it appeared that the female was asking for help and that the vehicle then sped off traveling towards Interstate 71 Southbound. Troopers from Post 5 were dispatched to attempt to locate the vehicle, which was described as a dark colored Dodge Caravan with a Quebec registration plate. Troopers initiated a pursuit of the vehicle into Oldham County. After the vehicle came to a stop at the Pee Wee Valley ramp, a trooper attempted to apprehend the suspect. A gunshot was heard inside the vehicle and the trooper drew his service weapon and fire, which struck the suspect resulting in his death. The female, was struck by at least one gunshot and later pronounced deceased at the University of Louisville Hospital. The male suspect, identified as 24-year-old Ty’rell Pounds of Mansfield, Ohio, was confirmed as the suspect in the abduction of the female victim, identified as 20-year-old Skylar Williams.

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