Portland Homicide Suspect Killed In Kentucky

Posted at 10:33 PM, Jan 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-13 17:41:39-05

A man wanted in a homicide in Portland was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Allen County, Kentucky.

Reports stated the suspect, identified as 39-year-old Jason D. Whittemore, tried on Friday to get into several homes in Allen County.

Deputies with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene in the 500 block of Lee Keen Road just before 4:45 p.m. Friday and confronted Whittemore. The responding authorities were identified as 33-year-old Deputy Tim Robinson and 33-year-old Deputy Lieutenant Michael Wilson.

Authorities said Whittemore displayed a weapon toward officials and refused to follow commands. Deputy Robinson fired one round at him, killing him in the shooting.

Whittemore had been wanted in the homicide of 33-year-old Miranda Whittemore. Her body was found at a home on Smith Road in Portland on Thursday.

Further details were not released as the investigation remained ongoing by the Kentucky State Police.