The Associated Press
LEBANON JUNCTION, Ky.- State police say a 41-year-old man was shot to death yesterday after a confrontation with police trying to serve arrest warrants.
Donald Cothern, of Lebanon Junction in Bullitt County, was pronounced dead at University of Louisville Hospital.
Troopers say a Lebanon Junction police officer and three Bullitt County Sheriff's deputies went to Cothern's house to serve two felony warrants at about 4:55 p.m. (eastern time). Troopers say Cothern was uncooperative and was sprayed with pepper spray.
Cothern came out of his house swinging a large pane of glass at the officers. Trooper say the Lebanon Junction police officer, whose name was not released last night, shot Cothern.
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The police officer was placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. Lebanon Junction is about 33 miles south of Louisville.