Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Officer Involved Shooting Investigation in Pikeville, Ky
Date of News Release: 08/14/2010
(Pikeville, Ky.) -- On Friday August 13, 2010 Pikeville Police Department responded to a Emergency Protection Order violation at North Mayo Trail in Pikeville where the suspect was forcibly trying to enter a residence. The two units were advised by their dispatch that the suspect was intoxicated and suicidal. As the officers were arriving at the scene they passed the suspects vehicle coming towards them with no lights on. Officers turned and pursued the vehicle. The pursuit continued onto Hurricane Creek road in Pike County where the suspect turned onto a gravel drive and stopped. As the Police Officers initiated the traffic stop the suspect immediately reversed his vehicle in a obvious attempt to strike the officers with his vehicle. At that point the two officers responded to the threat by firing at the perpetrator striking him multiple times. The officers removed the suspect from the vehicle and administered aid until EMS arrived. The suspect was transported to PMC and then air lifted to Saint Marys Hospital for his injuries.
The names of the two police officers involved and the name of the suspect is not being released at this time. This incident is still under investigation by the Kentucky State Police (Post 9).