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Victim identified after Middlesboro officer fatally shoots man

No officers were hurt during the incident, KSP said.

BELL COUNTY, Ky. — The Middlesboro Police Department has requested that the Kentucky State Police investigate a fatal shooting between an officer and a man in Bell County.

The shooting occurred this morning around 4:30, according to KSP. At around 7:30 p.m. police identified the man as Timothy Houston, 35 years old.

He was transported to the Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Care Hospital where he was pronounced deceased by the Bell County Deputy Coroner. An autopsy has been scheduled, KSP said. 

No officers were hurt during the incident, according to KSP. 

Specific details of the incident will not be released until "vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts have been gathered," KSP said.