Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Shooting Investigation and Arrest
Date of News Release: 02/08/2012
(Vine Grove, KY) -- At 4:20 am KSP Post 4 received a call that a woman had been shot at a residence in the Vine Grove area in Meade County. The victim, 34 year old Toni M. Lawhorn of Vine Grove had been shot once in the stomach. She was able to flee the residence to a neighbor's house where they called 9-1-1. The call was eventually patched to Post 4 dispatchers.
KSP units arrived at the residence and made contact by phone with the suspect, 55 year old Terry C. Lawhorn, also of Vine Grove. The suspect eventually surrendered after several hours of negotiations and was arrested without further incident at 9:08 am ET. He was lodged in the Meade County Jail. Toni Lawhorn has undergone surgery and is in ICU at a Louisville hospital. The Lawhorn's are husband and wife and the investigation is ongoing by Post 4 units.