Friends identify standoff suspect, say he was not trying to hurt anyone

Friends identify standoff suspect, say he was not trying to hurt anyone

Friends identify standoff suspect, say he was not trying to hurt anyone

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 27 at 10:04 AM

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Friends of a man killed after a police standoff in Shelbyville said  the 57-year-old was not trying to hurt anyone.

Del Aukerman, who was identified by friends and neighbors, is the man that died after he fired on officers trying to serve him with a warrant.

Police said Aukerman barricaded himself in his home on Gray Hill Court Tuesday night and when officers tried to go inside Aukerman fired shots at them. Police fired back, struck Aukerman, killing him.

Aukerman's friends said they believe he may have had mental health issues and had a deep mistrust of police.

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