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Deputy shot during traffic stop

Date of News Release: 05/12/2010

(Columbia, Ky) -- Units from Post 15 are currently involved in the investigation of an officer involved shooting in Russell County. At approximately 3:27 CST Russell County Deputy Sheriff Cary York stopped a dark colored car with tinted windows and no visible license plate just south of the Wolf Creek Dam on US 0127. As Deputy York approached the vehicle, he began taking fire from someone inside the vehicle. Deputy York retreated to the rear of his vehicle where he returned fire. The vehicle, believed to be a 2000-2005 black Ford Taurus sped away. Deputy York sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the ballistic vest he was wearing and was unable to engage in pursuit. Deputy York was treated and released at Russell County Hospital. He sustained no injuries from the gunshots. Deputy York, age 35, has been employed with the Russell County Sheriff's Department since August of 2006.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state).

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