The man accused of shooting and killing a Kentucky State Police trooper on Sunday night was shot and killed while being apprehended. According to KSP, Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks was located in a wooded area in Lyon County at about 7am ET Monday. Troopers say he pointed a gun at them and refused to put it down. He was then shot by a special response team. Johnson-Shanks later died at a hospital. Trooper Cameron Ponder had stopped a vehicle on I-24 in Lyon County when the driver took off. A high speed chase ensued, and about nine miles down the road the driver Ponder was chasing slammed on his brakes, causing Ponder’s cruiser to crash into it. Police say Johnson-Shanks fired several times at the cruiser, hitting Ponder. Trooper Ponder died later at Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton.