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Trooper Jonathan Biven
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Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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KSP Trooper Involved Shooting Investigation

Date of News Release: 10/05/2011

(Bowling Green, Ky.) -- On Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at approximately 10:59 p.m. CST, troopers from the KSP Post 3 Bowling Green conducted a traffic stop on vehicle on Oakland-Flatrock North Road just off of US 68. Before stopping the vehicle, the troopers had identified a subject inside it who had active, felony warrants. Before the troopers could exit their cruisers, the subject jumped out and pointed a handgun at them. Trooper Matt Cardwell fired his service weapon through the windshield of his cruiser and struck the subject.

The subject, who has been identified as Scotty R. Reece, age 41 of Glasgow, KY., was flown to the Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment. At the present time, it does not appear that he has life-threatening injuries.

Pursuant to KSP policy, Trooper Cardwell will be placed on paid, administrative leave. The Kentucky State Police is continuing the investigation.

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