Trooper Shane Jacobs
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 10, Harlan
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Shooting in Totz, KY
Date of News Release: 06/10/2014
(Totz, Ky.) - On June 9th, 2014 at approximately 11:20 pm Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan received a 911 call from a female stating her fiance was in an argument with a man in their living room. The female advised she and her five yeard old daughter had barricaded themselves in the closet of her bedroom for safety. While the female was on the phone with 911 she stated she had heard a gunshot.
Upon Troopers arrival they evacuated the female and the five year old out of a window from the back of the bedroom. Troopers were then able to detemine that the alleged perpertrator was Johnny Irvin an Uncle to the homeowner. Mr. Irvin had showed up at the residence unannounced, intoxicated, and unlawfully entered the residence.
Once the females were safe, the Troopers gave loud verbal commands for the perpetrator to come outside. The perpetrator, Johnny Irvin, did not comply. Troopers then entered the residence giving Mr. Irvin verbal commands at which time he still did not comply. Troopers then resulted in deploying their Taser and compliance from Mr. Irvin was then achieved.
Mr. Irvin was then transported to Harlan ARH for treatment of a gun shot wound to his leg that he had received prior to Troopers arrival. The homeowner, Jason Jones, was temporarily detained at the time for safety; however, he was not arrested.
Mr. Johnny Irvin was later transported to Holsten Valley Medical Center for treatment. Mr. Irvin has been charged with Wanton Endangerment 2nd degree, Menacing, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Trespass 1st Degree, Operating Motor Vehicle under the invludence of Alc/Drugs/Etc 1st offense, Disorderly Conduct 2nd, and Burglary 2nd.