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Harlan County Shooting Investigation

Date of News Release: 12/01/2012

(Harlan, Ky.) -- On November 30, 2012 at approximately 11 p.m. Post 10, Harlan received a call from the Harlan County Sheriff's Office for assistance at 201 Meadow Drive, Apt. 2, in Harlan, in reference to deputies involved in a shooting.

Preliminary investigation indicated that the Harlan County Sheriff's Office was executing a search warrant on Joseph Edwards, 26, of Harlan.

When deputies attempted to make entry into his apartment, Mr. Edwards began shooting at deputies through the door. Deputies returned fire back at Mr. Edwards. At that point he surrendered and was placed into custody without incident.

No injuries occurred during the incident.

At this time, Mr. Edwards was charged with Attempted Murder, Wanton Endangerment 1st, and more charges are pending.

KSP Det. Kenny Abner is in charge of the investigation.

Harlan City Police Department assisted the Kentucky State Police.

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