A Grayson man who died in a shooting incident Monday night apparently committed suicide while police were serving a search warrant at his home.

Kentucky State Police were releasing few details Tuesday about the death of 41-year-old Gregory S. Evans of Kibbey Street.

However, Trooper Elliott Gollihue, spokesman for the Ashland post, said he could confirm the shooting occurred while Grayson Police Department officers were conducting a search at Evans’ residence.

Gollihue stopped short of confirming Evans died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. However, he did say no police officers fired their weapons. Also, in an earlier press release, Gollihue said there did not appear to be criminal activity involved in Evans’ death.

Evans was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting by the Carter County Coroner’s Office.

Other media outlets quoted Evans’ family members as saying there was a brief standoff between Evans and the Grayson officers, and officers negotiated with Evans in an attempt to get him to put down his weapon.

Family members also said they were told Evans died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The shooting remains under investigation by KSP Detective Chris Carter.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.

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