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Accidental Shooting Investigation in Wayne County

Date of News Release: 04/23/09

(London, Ky.) -- On Thursday, April 23, 2009, at 2:55 PM the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London was notified of the accidental shooting of an OFF DUTY Kentucky State Police Officer in Wayne County, KY.

Trooper Jeremy Johnson, who is assigned to the Kentucky State Police Post in Columbia, was turkey hunting with a friend, Mike Garner, on a farm in Wayne County when the incident occurred.

KSP Post 11 Detective Doug Boyd has determined that as the two men were hunting a turkey took flight traveling between them.

Garner fired at the turkey and accidentally hit Johnson.

Garner and Johnson drove to the Wayne County Hospital where Johnson was treated and released.

Garner and Johnson then drove to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY where Johnson is being treated and is listed in good condition.

No charges are expected to be filed.

Detective Boyd, of KSP Post 11 in London, is continuing the investigation and was assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police.

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