Barren County officer shot early Saturday morning

Barren County officer shot early Saturday morning
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BARREN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A Barren County police officer was rushed to University of Louisville Hospital after being shot.

Kentucky State Police confirm the officer was shot after a short pursuit in Glasgow between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday morning.

A release from Glasgow Police stated one of their officers, Zane Greer, tried to make a traffic stop, which began the chase.

GPD says Greer tried to pull over Jonathan David Shelton in a 1981 PT Cruiser on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway. Police say Shelton ran from police, eventually hitting a house on St. Mary’s Court. During an altercation at that scene, Shelton allegedly shot another responding officer, Barren County Deputy Joseph Ford.

Ford was taken to T.J. Sampson Medical Center before being taken to University Hospital.

Shelton is facing 15 charges, including Wanton Endangerment of a Police Officer, Fleeing or Evading Police and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Greer has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to Glasgow Police Sergeant Terry Flatt.

KSP says the Ford’s condition is unknown, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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