Deputy injured in Nelson County shooting; Kentucky State Police investigating

A shooting in Nelson County is under investigation by Kentucky State Police after reports of a Nelson County officer injured.
Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 6:00 PM EDT
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BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WAVE) - A shooting in Nelson County is under investigation by Kentucky State Police after a Nelson County deputy was injured.

The incident occurred on Friday evening at Greer Lane and Ivy Avenue in Botland, Ky.

Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa stated a Nelson County deputy was shot in the arm during a shooting at the location. The officer was taken to University Hospital in Louisville and is expected to be OK.

“Seeing him when I opened that ambulance door, knowing he was OK, that’s the most important thing to me,” Pineiroa said. “That none of my guys go under my watch.”

Pineiroa said the suspect in the incident is currently in custody.

Two Nelson County Sheriff deputies were involved in the incident and fired their weapons. Those deputies are being placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

Kentucky State Police confirmed they are handling the ongoing investigation.

Kevin Coulter lives a few houses down and across the street from the shooting scene. Coulter said he heard a few loud thuds and went outside to find out what was going on.

That’s when he saw his neighbor with a rifle firing at police from his porch.

Coulter took cover behind some trees in his yard. He wasn’t hit, but his house wasn’t so lucky.

He said he saw several bullets hit his roof and one went straight through his window.

He said as this was happening, a school bus was dropping kids off on the street.

Once the bus driver realized what was happening, Coulter said they got out of there in a hurry.

“When the school bus come up the road, too bad that cop couldn’t get his hand on his gun at that time and just capped him,” Coulter said. “Because you’re putting kids’ lives in danger. That’s the part that bothered me more than anything. It’s too bad they didn’t shoot him between the eyes.”

Coulter said an officer crossed through his front yard, and that’s when he thinks the shooter turned the gun towards his house.

He said since the shooter didn’t have any remorse for him, the police, or most importantly the kids, he doesn’t have any remorse for the shooter either.

Coulter doesn’t know the man or his name. He said he’s seen him around before, but has never met him.