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Shooting Investigation In Laurel

Date of News Release: 08/15/2005

London, KY - On Monday 08-15-2005 at approximately 0038hrs, Laurel County Sheriff's Deputy Greg Poynter responded to a suicidal subject armed with a handgun at 550 Lake Road in Laurel County, KY.

Upon arrival Poynter instructed the subject to drop the weapon and, the subject refused. The subject then raised the weapon and, pointed it at Deputy Poynter. Poynter fired one time striking the subject in the upper stomach area at which time the subject fell backwards and dropped the weapon.

At 0050hrs Kentucky State Police received the call of an officer involved shooting on Lake Road in Laurel County. Detectives' Don Trosper and, Millard Root responded along with Trooper Don Sivils and, Sgt. Steve Walker.

The subject involved is being identified as Lee C. Wolfanger, age 43 of London. Wolfanger is listed in serious condition at the University of Kentucky Hospital.

Also assisting at the scene was the Laurel County Sheriff's Department along with the London Police Department and, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County.

The case remains open with Detective Don Trosper being the lead investigator.

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