The Scott County, Kentucky coroner has identified a Brookville native shot by police after an alleged home invasion and domestic incident.
(Georgetown, Ky.) – The Scott County, Kentucky coroner has identified a Brookville native shot by police after an alleged home invasion and domestic incident.
Georgetown Police say a home invasion was reported at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Joel Pflum, 32, of Georgetown, kicked down a door to break into his ex-wife’s home armed with two guns.
The woman and another man in the home each called 911. Pflum was going through the home looking for that man, according to Georgetown Police Chief Mike Bosse. However, the target had fled from the home.
Officers responded to the scene. The police chief said Pflum raised a pistol toward an officer, who fired at least one shot, striking Pflum in the torso. Pflum was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.
No officers were hurt.
Police said Pflum was armed with two handguns, four extra magazines, and two hunting knives. An AR-15 and more ammunition were discovered in his vehicle.
Bosse said the victims “had made police reports in the past indicating their concerns with this individual’s behavior and their safety.” He added that the officers were justified in their use of force, which may have saved lives of at least two citizens.
Pflum’s six-year-old son was inside the home at the time, but slept through the situation. He was uninjured.
Pflum is a 2004 graduate of South Ripley High School. His body will be transported back to his hometown of Brookville, Indiana.