Burkesville, KY. (August 11, 2020) – The Kentucky State Police, Columbia Post is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred just before 4:30 pm yesterday afternoon in Cumberland County.
The initial investigation indicates that the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence on Rose of Sharon Road in reference to a domestic violence dispute between a man and a woman. During their investigation, 40 year old Kevin M. Starks of Burkesville, refused to cooperate, and attempted to leave the scene in a 2009 Ford Flex. While leaving, he struck a deputy and a cruiser with his vehicle, at which time shots were fired. Following the shooting, the suspect led deputies on a short pursuit that ended on Glidwell Spur Rd, where Starks was taken into custody without further incident.
Kevin Starks was transported to the Cumberland County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and later airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital. The Cumberland County Deputy who was struck by the vehicle was not injured, and criminal charges are pending by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department.
The ongoing shooting investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 15 Sergeant Adam Likins.