Police: Trooper shoots at suspect driving toward him
KSP Logo (Source: Kentucky State Police)
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say they are investigating after a trooper shot and wounded a suspect who drove toward him.
Police said in a statement that a trooper responding to the scene of a domestic disturbance Tuesday night in Madison County exited his cruiser and spotted a man who was believed to be involved in the dispute sitting in a truck. The statement says the man drove directly toward the trooper, who fired his weapon.
State police identified the man as 51-year-old Kenneth B. Huntzinger of Richmond. The officer was identified as Sgt. Toby Coyle, a 16-year veteran of state police assigned to the Richmond post. He was placed on routine paid administrative leave.
Police say Huntzinger was taken to the University of Kentucky hospital for treatment. The trooper wasn't injured.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Thursday, June 8 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-08 18:45:13 GMT
There are still a few tickets left for Thursday's Muslim prayer service to honor Muhammad Ali. But there are none left for the interfaith memorial on Friday. Muslims have traveled from all over the world to pay...More >>
Republican leaders in the Kentucky state Senate say they hope to vote on a sweeping overhaul of public teacher pensions by the end of next week. Most of the savings would come from benefit cuts to current and retired...More >>