TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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KSP investigates shooting in Henderson
Date of News Release: 8/11/2004
(Henderson, KY) - The Kentucky State Police was contacted by Chief Ed Brady of the Henderson City Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting which occurred around 7:00 p.m. on Fryer Drive in the city of Henderson. Officers from the department observed the driver, John T Joyner, age 45 of Henderson, operating a Ford Ranger.Officers turned to stop Mr. Joiner, Joiner fled causing a pursuit. Joiner has outstanding felony warrant in Henderson. The officers followed the Ford Ranger Joiner was operating onto Barker street and turned on Fryer Drive. Fryer Drive is a dead end street located on the north side of Henderson. The officer's blocked the roadway on Fryer Drive near the dead end when Joiner turned around and appeared to stop. Officer Will Coursey exited his patrol car and reached toward the Joiner vehicle. Joiner then attempted to leave the scene accelerated his vehicle striking Officer Coursey. Mr. Joiner drove his vehicle over the curb into a residence front yard attempting the flee, officers from the department fired on the Joiner vehicle stiking it several times in the rear window. Joiner drove to the intersection of Barker and Fryer Drive, were Joiner was arrested. Joiner sustained and injury to the left shoulder in the shooting and was taken to Methodist Hospital. Officer Coursey was injured when he was struck by Mr. Joiner's vehicle and was taken to Methodist Hospital for treatment. Officer Coursey sustained a broken hand and a number of abrasions.
- Suspect: John T. Joyner, age 45 of Henderson
- Officers from the Henderson Police Department involved in the pursuit and the shooting were:
- Officer Will Coursey, 6 years if service
- Officer Michael Clapp, 2 ½ years of service
- Officer Shane Onstott, 5 years of service
- Officer Shannon Troutman, 4 ½ years of service.