KSP Looking Into Laurel County Shooting Details


Officials from the London Post of the Kentucky State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Laurel County. Shortly before 11 pm on Saturday night, Kentucky State Police was contacted by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department. LCSD requested an investigation, after one of their officers were involved in a shooting that occurred on Chestnut Way.

The preliminary investigation indicates the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance complaint where they reportedly encountered 59 year-old Michael Collins armed with a handgun. During a confrontation, a deputy from the Laurel County Sheriff’s office discharged his agency-issued firearm striking Collins. Collins was transported from the scene by Laurel County EMS to Saint Joseph’s Hospital in London and was later transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Collins is in critical condition but was last reported as stable.

There were no injuries sustained by law enforcement personnel during the incident.