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KSP releases name of man killed in police shooting

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KSP says resident went for a rifle after officers tried to serve warrant

Kentucky State Police have identified the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning in Hodgenville.

Benjamin Burba, 59, was pronounced dead Sunday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Hardin County Deputy Coroner Pat Elmore confirmed the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

Jeff Gregory, spokesman for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, also revealed Hodgenville Police Officer Jaron Skillman fired the shots.

According to KSP, Skillman and Officer James Richardson were attempting to serve arrest warrants on Burba early Sunday morning at a 631 S. Lincoln Blvd residence.

An altercation ensued, police said, and during the struggle, Burba allegedly grabbed a rifle and subsequently was shot. Richardson and Skillman were not injured.

KSP Sgt. Jeff Jenkins is leading the ongoing death investigation.