TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Shooting Incident and Arrest in Clay County
Date of News Release: 06/15/2008
(London, KY) - On Sunday June 15, 2008 at 7:11 PM the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London received a report of a shooting incident at a residence on Sycamore Ridge Road, 6 miles west of Manchester, KY.
Upon arrival KSP Detective Mike Bowling determined that a domestic argument had occurred between Johnny Smith, 43, of Manchester and a member of his family. As the family was attempting to leave the residence Smith fired one shot, from a handgun, into their vehicle striking his 13 year old daughter. The victim, a juvenile, was airlifted to University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for treatment and was listed in stable condition.
Smith was arrested and charged with five counts of Wanton Endangerment 1ST, one count of Assault 1ST and one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence. Smith was lodged in the Clay County Detention Center.
Alcohol and/or Drug involvement is suspected.
KSP Detective Mike Bowling is continuing the investigation and was assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Manchester Police Department, the Clay County Sheriff's Office and the Clay County EMS.