Kentucky murder suspect shoots himself after police confrontation in Polk County

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Police in Lake Wales are conducting a death investigation after a Kentucky murder suspect reportedly shot and killed himself on Sunday.

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Officers said the 54-year-old man was wanted for a homicide that occurred a few days ago in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

According to a report, the wanted man was confronted by police at the Love’s Travel Stop on U.S. Highway 27 South, where he then shot himself.

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Police in Polk County are working with detectives in Kentucky as the investigation continues.

The identity of the man was not released by police.

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“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of all involved, those who witnessed this event and our officers who reacted selflessly in the face of danger,” a Lake Wales police spokesperson said.

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