Lebanon man dies after shooting incident involving state police

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By The Staff

 A Lebanon man died after a shooting involving a Kentucky State Trooper Friday morning.

Joey Livers, 38, of Lebanon was pronounced dead at 10:29 a.m. May 16 at Spring View Hospital, where he was transported after the shooting incident.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office received a call Friday morning reporting a suicidal subject at a residence in the 8000 block of St. Joe Road. The Kentucky State Police were contacted at 9:09 a.m., and KSP units arrived on the scene at 9:32 a.m.

State troopers reported that shots were fired at 9:39 a.m.

According to the state police, the officers attempted to make a perimeter around the residence. While the officers were in verbal contact with Livers, Commercial Vehicle Officer Jason Morris saw Livers point a long gun at the officers, the state police reported. Morris fired his gun, striking Livers and incapacitating him.

First aid was administered at the scene until EMS arrived. Livers was transported to Spring View Hospital, where he later died.

No law enforcement officers were injured in the incident. 

Morris has been a law enforcement officer for 11 years, and he has been with the state police for seven years.

The incident remains under investigation.