FULTON, Ky. – Authorities have released the name of a western Kentucky police officer who fatally shot a man earlier this week.
Kentucky State Police say in a news release that Fulton police Sgt. James Buckingham remains on administrative leave stemming from Monday's shooting.
Preliminary autopsy results show 43-year-old Charles Christopher McClure was shot twice in the torso. Police say McClure had a knife and a metal pole and had refused to obey officers' orders.
Police had been called to the scene after 911 calls reported a man acting erratically and smashing car windows with a pole.
The statement didn't indicate the race of Buckingham or McClure. Buckingham has been with the department for seven years and has been a law enforcement officer in the state for more than three decades.