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Trooper Jonathan Biven
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Simpson County Deputies involved in shooting

Date of News Release: 01/04/2011

(Franklin, Ky.) -- On January 3, 2011, at 10:45 PM CST, the Kentucky State Police Post 3-Bowling Green was contacted by the Simpson County Sheriff's Office requesting assistance with a shooting investigation involving two of their deputies.

Preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 10:35 PM CST, Simpson County Deputies Matt Freeman and Roy Lotz were on patrol when they observed a suspicious vehicle in a field off of Kummer Road, approximately six (6) miles southwest of Franklin. Upon the deputies approach to the vehicle the operator and sole occupant allegedly attempted to strike the officers with his vehicle. The suspect continued to disregarded officers commands and brandished a firearm. Deputy Roy Lotz fired his service weapon striking the suspect.

The suspect, Kelly Halcomb, a 48 year old Franklin resident, was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital for treatment.

Neither deputy was injured during the incident. Pursuant to the Simpson County Sheriff's Office policy, both deputies have been assigned to administrative duty.

The investigation is continuing by Detective Jonathan Biven of the Kentucky State Police. KSP was assisted by Franklin Police Department, Simpson County EMS, AIREVAC.

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