Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Update on Trooper Involved Shooting
Date of News Release: 10/29/2012
(Elizabethtown, KY) – The suspect in this case, Joshua Blough, is still listed in serious but stable condition and is under Kentucky State Police guard. The Trooper involved in the shooting was Tpr. Dewan Kelly. Tpr. Kelly is a 12-year veteran with the Kentucky State Police. Detectives are consulting with the Commonwealth's Attorneys' Office and charges will be forthcoming on Blough once he is released from the hospital. Other charges are pending.
Original News Release Below:
Trooper Shoots Suspect Responding To Burglary-In-Progress Call In Hardin County
Date of News Release: 10/27/2012
(RADCLIFF, KY) – On Saturday, October 27, 2012 at approximately 6:33 a.m. ET a Post 4 Trooper responded to the 6000 block of S. Wilson Road in Hardin County to investigate a complaint of a burglary in progress. Upon the Trooper's arrival he observed two males coming out of the woods next to the residence as they started to get into a black Chevrolet pickup. The Trooper gave the one of the suspects verbal commands for the him to show his hands. The suspect approached the Trooper and refused to comply with the Trooper's orders. The suspect then rummaged through the back of the pickup truck, produced a weapon and turned towards the Trooper. The Trooper fired one shot and struck the suspect in the neck. The suspect was taken from the scene and later to the University of Louisville Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Grayson County resident, Joshua S. Blough of Big Clifty. The other suspect is in police custody and is being questioned. This investigation is ongoing.