Damon Christopher Gayheart

On September 17th, 2018 Damon Christopher Gayheart was killed by police at.
Incident ID 39694
Original Source(s) FatalEncounters.org
Date Created Jan 7th, 2019
Date Updated Jan 7th, 2019
Age 44
Gender Male
Race -
Incident Location
Address 13105 Greenville Rd
City Hopkinsville
State KY
County Christian
Incident Details
Date September 17th, 2018
Victim Armed? -
Weapon -
Cause of Death Gunshot
Name -
Agency -
After finding a suspicious vehicle, officers discovered the vehicle was reported stolen from Akron, Ohio. Upon contact by officers, the driver became uncooperative, so the trooper attempted to remove the person from the vehicle. The man began to flee, and the trooper allegedly was dragged by the vehicle. The deputies and trooper pursued the stolen vehicle for several miles southbound on Greenville Road. While in pursuit, the vehicle caught fire and became fully engulfed. At the end of the pursuit, the man was fatally shot by the trooper for reasons that were withheld by police.

Suspect shot, killed by trooper after pursuit in Christian Co.